This will be brief. I went to McGinnis Slough last Sunday to see if maybe I might be present when some Sandhill Cranes were flying over, or just in general to see what the water levels were like. All the rain had made a difference. Where there was no water to be seen before, now the slough looks like a slough again.
No Sandhills flew over. Indeed, not much was flying.
I saw my last Yellow-rumped Warblers of the season.
Red-winged Blackbirds linger.
I’m always happy to see a Pied-billed Grebe.
A Northern Cardinal blended in well with the leaves turning red.
This Song Sparrow wasn’t interested.
It was best to see water again.
For the most part, there were perhaps 200 American Coots scattered all over the slough. They were quite distant, however.
I’m running out of room on the hard drive again so I will be back soon with lots more.