This afternoon Lloyd Davis visited the north shore of Newnans Lake (via Gum Root Swamp Conservation Area). His most noteworthy sightings were 2 Royal Terns, a Caspian Tern, 2 Stilt Sandpipers, 7 Roseate Spoonbills, and 43 Black-necked Stilts, as well as a Louisiana Waterthrush along Hatchett Creek. Watch your step if you go out: Lloyd saw three Cottonmouths taking advantage of the latest fish kill. A few things that Mike Manetz saw on the 19th that Lloyd didn't find this evening, but which are probably still around: 6 Pectoral Sandpipers, 6 Short-billed Dowitchers, 2 Spotted Sandpipers, and a Black-and-white Warbler, Alachua County's first for the fall. The Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks are still being seen at the UF Horse Unit. From SW 34th Street just south of the intersection with Williston Road, turn left onto SW 56th Avenue and proceed till you see the sign for the Horse Unit. Lloyd saw four there this evening, fairly close to the road. All were adults; we have yet to document nesting. Rex Rowan 2041 NE 15th Terrace Gainesville, FL 32609 [log in to unmask] Everyone should have a hobby; I however prefer an obsession.