The search for the surf scoter caused sort of a mini Patagonia effect; this means other good birds were found with more eyes around. For example: Rusty Black bird on the mainland shore east of Three Sisters Islands; a clay colored sparrow on the Hammerhead of southwest Lake; even a late Northern Water thrush was found closer towards West Island and later opposite Duck Island.
In the Peninsula cove, Wood Ducks were having a party. At least 8 all told having courtship fun.
Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me
-- Walt Whitman