Alan Contreras, my brother Evan, and I birded Baskett Slough NWR and Ankeny NWR today. The morning at Baskett brought six AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS in the South Slough, three LEAST SANDPIPERS and a GREATER YELLOWLEGS at the narrows, and a SORA feeding in the open with three chicks at the same location. Gadwall, Grebes, and Coots were also with chicks. LAZ BUNTINGS, COWBIRDS, and a ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW we're notable passerines.
Ankeny held one CHAT at both Eagle and Pintail Marsh, along with a YELLOW WARBLER and another Bunting at Pintail. The ponds were slow, with little other than thirteen PIED-BILLED GREBES (four chicks) at Pintail and a G Yellowlegs at Eagle.