Horned Grebe! - 28 Jun 2018
The fall migration season is still about a week away. July 4th is the unofficial start of the fall shorebird season. The first Least Sandpipers, Semipalmated Sandpipers and Lesser/Greater Yellowlegs will arrive to a mudflat near you. But not tonight.
I haven't been out in several weeks, so I was happy to bike and bird the state game area. Parking at Mouillee Creek I rode out to the Pump House to see if any shorebirds were around. None. The mudflats were covered with vegetation, but still may be worthwhile when the shorebirds do arrive.
I then circled around Cell 3. There is a patch of open water, but its buried in willow trees. It may attract a good many shorebirds, but some bushwhacking will be required in order to see anything.