Sep 5, 2015 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Comments: Thunderstorms and downpours kept me in the car most of the time. Walked the dike for ~15 min. before rains came again.
Canada Goose 2
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 8
Green Heron 1
Common Gallinule 1 heard from far side of dike.
Greater Yellowlegs 2 pair in ditch in front of dike.
Ring-billed Gull 6
Caspian Tern 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 4
Mourning Dove 2
Purple Martin 200 A large flock flew directly over the car during the rain; they were coming from inside the unit, so I assume were roosting nearby. Birds will number in the hundreds at nearby Pt. Mouillee in early fall as they congregate before heading south.
Tree Swallow 20
Barn Swallow 2
European Starling 50 small flock at entrance to unit
Red-winged Blackbird 2000 huge flock roosting in cattails inside of unit. Formed several murmurations as they moved about.
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