I would find another pair of Yellow Warblers setting up nest just up the Middle Causeway near the Nelson Unit.
I flushed the first of five Sora along the trail between Bloody Run and Long Pond Units. I was able to get binos on the first bird after it landed in the cattails, but it would not come out of hiding. I would hear two more birds along the same trail, then flush birds in Cell 3 and again in the Nelson Unit.
I then headed home for lunch at 12:30 pm.
Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, US-MI
Comments: Cloudy, breezy, but pleasant. Willet, Black-bellied Plover, Sora and Yellow-headed Blackbird were highlights; more photos/highlights on my blog: http://jerryjourdan.blogspot.
Canada Goose 30 Several groups of adults w/ new goslings scattered around the entire SGA
Mute Swan 5
Gadwall 6 Walpatich Unit, Vermet Unit
American Black Duck 2
Blue-winged Teal 30 All over - Vermet, Long Pond, Walpatich, Humphries Units
Northern Shoveler 6 Cell 3
Redhead 2 Cell 3
Lesser Scaup 40 Cell 3
Bufflehead 25 Most in Cell 3 but several in Humphries Unit; surprised to see so many this late!
Ruddy Duck 4
Pied-billed Grebe 6
Double-crested Cormorant 30 Mouillee Creek near pump house
Great Blue Heron 20
Great Egret 20
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2
Osprey 2 Attempting to nest in Cell 3 atop pipe; http://2.bp.blogspot.
Bald Eagle 1
Sora 5 3 in Long Pond Unit, 1 in Cell 3, 1 in Nelson Unit; saw three, heard two more;
American Coot 40
Black-bellied Plover 4 Cell 3; pre-alternate plumage; black arm pits
Greater Yellowlegs 6
Willet 5 3 in Long Pond Unit, 2 in Humphries; http://2.bp.blogspot.
Lesser Yellowlegs 6
Dunlin 200 40 in Long Pond, 160 in Cell 3
Bonaparte's Gull 1
Ring-billed Gull 12
Herring Gull 2
Caspian Tern 6
Common Tern 8 flying along Lake Erie shoreline
Forster's Tern 12
Warbling Vireo 2
Horned Lark 1
Purple Martin 6
American Robin 1
Yellow Warbler 5
Savannah Sparrow 1
Fox Sparrow 1 singing from Lautenschlager Unit
Song Sparrow 6
Swamp Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Bobolink 4 Cell towers on Haggerman Rd.
Red-winged Blackbird 200
Yellow-headed Blackbird 1 immature male in NE corner of Humphries Unit. Photographed! http://4.bp.blogspot.
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