I'm starting to poke around at my field sites and visited Woolsey Wet Prairie in Fayetteville this morning. Anant Deshwal and Marc Klein joined me.
The highlight was two LAPLAND LONGSPURS flying over. I got a good look at the black head that extended a little bit down the sides. They were bluebird sized and shaped, and did not have an undulating flight. I've seen this species before and can't think of what else it could be. This was on the west side of the property and they were headed south. I'm wondering if the recent storm system got them turned around.
Other birds spotted and/or heard this morning: Northern Bobwhite, Great Blue Heron, Cattle Egret, Green Heron, American Kestrel (pair), Lesser Yellowlegs, Solitary Sandpiper, Warbling Vireo, Indigo Bunting, Blue Grosbeak, Dickcissel, Prairie Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Savanna Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, and Baltimore Oriole, among many of the prolific species (e.g. Eastern Meadowlark, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, etc.).
Cedar Waxwings are still around as of today. Sunday morning I heard a White-crowned Sparrow singing outside my apartment. I have seen/heard White-throated Sparrows recently as well.