You know that feeling you get when you arrive at your destination and realize that you forgot your scope? I had that feeling today... I decided to soldier on and rely on the Nikon D500 & 300/2.8VRII to record the day's adventures.
After it finally moved on I rode out to Cell 3 to check out its status. The mud was still wet, but there was no standing water. Still, there were a dozen Semipalmated Plovers, and another dozen Least Sandpipers. A Baird's Sandpiper may have been among them, but I couldn't tell because of distance (and lack of scope).
I rode back toward Cell 5 and checked out the pond at the extreme northeast corner of the Banana Unit. While the pond still held water it was surrounded by phragmites and held only a pair of Mute Swans. A Belted Kingfisher was the only other highlight.