|Forster's Terns and Caspian Terns were
seen hunting off the north beach on the walk in. Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers
were calling from the oaks at point #4. On the walk out, two American
Woodcock were flushed from the woods on the walk out.
|At least two singing male Wood Thrushes were
heard out at the point. A Sharp-Shinned Hawk was spotted flying
over the north beach.
|Sandhill Cranes were again heard from the back
marsh. Could they be breeding?
|The first brood of Wood Ducks and Mallards
were seen in the lagoon today. Two late Lesser Scaup were
spotted out in the bay. It's common for a few Scaup to spend the summer
around Green Bay every year.
|Willow Flycatchers, Common Yellowthroats, and Marsh
Wrens were commonly heard singing from territories in and around
the marsh. A single male Yellow-Headed Blackbird was seen from
point #6 feeding along the beach. Numerous Wood Ducks were
seen in the lagoon.
|The breeding season is in full swing. House Wrens, Gray
Catbirds, Warbling Vireos, and Yellow Warblers were common at
all points of the lagoon.
|A Sandhill Crane greeted us as we scanned the
marsh at point # 4. A Black-billed Cuckoo, Wood Thrush,
and Scarlet Tanager were seen on the point. All three are breeding
birds of concern in the area. Leopard frogs were calling from all
areas of the lagoon.
|American White Pelicans and Double-Crested Cormorants
were seen in Green Bay from numerous points around Point Sauble.
In addition, a late Common Merganser was seen from the north
beach. Unfortunately, a dead Great Blue Heron was found at
the edge of the lagoon.
|Calm winds and cold temperatures brought good birding
on the point. Ruddy Turnstones, Marbled Godwits, Dunlins and Least
Sandpipers were resting with the Herring Gulls at point # 6. An
adult Bald Eagle was flushed from the point near the point,
possibly resting after feeding on the hundreds of dead carp in the