This morning from 7:30 to around 10:30, Lisa Stratton and I birded along the eastern side of the lagoon and Campus Point area for the monthly lagoon survey. Most notable was the number of VAUX'S SWIFT flying east, with a total of at least 659 for the entire morning (on eBird, the high count was 525, just a tad higher than my count of 518 for the lagoon checklist)! Mixed in were some swallows, including 3 rather late CLIFF SWALLOW seen at various time points.
Nothing else was too exciting but a WILLOW FLYCATCHER in the marshy thicket near De La Guerra dining commons was nice to see, 2 WANDERING TATTLER continued at the Campus Point rocks, and a GREEN HERON on the lagoon island by the commencement lawn was my first one seen on campus. Coots have come back in numbers, while Wigeon have also begun to arrive.