I met Dr. Larry Haugh (Professor of Statistics, University of Vermont) in the south end of Cell 3, and after exchanging greetings, learned that he was here for the first time. So, as soon as I got him oriented to his surroundings, we spent some time scoping shorebirds on the mudflats and peninsula. Water levels were continuing to rise, and mudflats were disappearing. American White Pelicans continue in good numbers (70+) at the tip of the peninsula, but only a handful of Semipalmated Sandpipers were working the shorelines.
A pair of Red Knots were foraging at the tip of the peninsula!
We did see the American Avocet, several Lesser and Greater Scaup, Green- and Blue-winged Teal among dozens of Mallard, but not a whole lot else of interest. Caspian, Forster's and Common Terns were scattered among dozens of Ring-billed and Herring Gulls, while Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets were scattered along the shoreline in the NE corner of the cell. Bank and Tree Swallows were working the tops of the water in both Cell 3 and Humphries Unit.