Made a quick trip out to the old Weyco pond site in PM yesterday. The old aeration pond was loaded with Gadwall- many broods. The first two AMERICAN WIGEON were back, on the early side but not the earliest "fall" record.
Out in the deflation plane pond there is still lots of water- usually it is long dried up by now. Willows coming up everywhere, just a little sedge/spike rush habitat left. I walked out with waders and found the following shorebirds:
12- GREATER YELLOWLEGS 1- LESSER YELLOWLEGS about 10 each of SB & LD DOWS a dozen LEAST SANDPIPERS
no Wilson's Phalaropes this year- too much water.
In the Coast Range north of Bridge in Coos still singing today (7/21) were Warbling Vireos and both Hermit and Swainson's Thrush. Also had a singing Wilson's a couple days ago. Pac-sloped still calling as well as BH Grosbeaks. Hermits quiet today. Had a fly over E Grosbeak today. ad a couple Gray Jays at about 300' elevation- pretty low for them in Coos. Two days ago lots of crossbills. Definitely quieting down though.