I saw the blue grosbeak at North Point Marina this afternoon in the same spot where it has been spotted. It was hanging with a very cooperative clay-colored sparrow. I saw the Hudsonian Godwit around noon, but at a fluddle on Pershing Road, several blocks north of Waukegan Beach. [Pershing Road is flooded, but passable.] I also saw a Baird's sandpiper, several greater yellowlegs, and a few pectorals in the same fluddle.
Other highlights of my trip north were an Orchard Oriole and Blue-Winged Warbler at Lyons Woods and a lone Piping Plover at Waukegan Beach ( in the large puddle just off the beach). Also saw some Common Terns at Waukegan Beach.
Tim Huizenga(Birding today in Lake County)