Jumping ahead a few trips. I took to the north end of the Island on the west side. Unfortunately it seemed like everybody else and their dog had the same idea. It was a sketchy day and i missed most of the prime shorebird habitat just due to overpopulation and my dog’s unpredictable surly nature around other dogs. Oh well.
Crazy lost birds — a pair of Chukar, one with a leg band i couldn’t read were found on the roadside. A few juvenile Bank Swallows were on the wires with the Barn and Violet-green. Almost all of the wild flowers are gone except the invasive species. One exception was the large population of Sneezeweed in the mud of the receding water.