Ran on Shiloh yesterday evening, it's drying up pretty quick, rather large
fish kill. Many Wood Storks, Black-necked Stilts and Mottled Ducks,
particularly on the north end. Few scattered Least and Semipalmated
Sandpipers finally making use of the Lagoon side of the dike. White
Pelicans still around but among them I found a not so welcome sight. One
lone Mute Swan! There goes the neighborhood!
The flock of American Avocets switched over to West Gator Creek last night
as well, since much of their favored areas on Blackpoint have dried up. FWS
did a controlled burn on Blackpoint yesterday morning but it was open as I
drove past in the evening so I gave it a run. Fairly sparse but a few
Pectorals between stop 2 and 3 on the right hand side was a nice sight.
Wouldn't mind a little wind change to bring some water back in to Stop 6 and
7 but the heat might prevent that from happening as well.
Peacock's Pocket is scheduled to be closed today for a burn as well as
East Gator Creek I believe.
See you out there!
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