Behind us in Cell 3 the muddy shoreline was littered with Dunlin, a few Semipalmated Sandpipers and Plovers, Least Sandpipers, Ruddy Turnstones (3-4) and a Short-billed Dowitcher or two. Will had spotted several Sanderlings in the small sandspit in the SW corner of Cell 3. No Piping Plovers, avocets or ibises, though.
We rode back toward the Vermet Unit to look for the pelican, but could not find it. A nice consolation prize was presented in the form of a Snowy Egret! We looked for Whimbrels, but did not see any (Pat Jakel would report 4 of them in Cell 4 a bit later in the day, along w/ the American White Pelican).