I hope everyone enjoyed the Miami County/Hillsdale Reservoir shorebird habitat at Brown Wetlands and Antioch Marsh the past couple of months, as it appears we will have to wait at least until next year to have it return.
Water is only a few feet off the burm at Brown Wetlands and the lake has expanded through all the lowland trees in the area. A few wrens and sparrows were found around the northerly ponds. I had a couple of late Yellow Warblers and was happy to meet George and Matthew, who had a Fox Sparrow and Blue-headed Vireo at Brown.
On a positive note, the rain added a significant amount of water to the Model Airport field below Clinton Reservoir. The water is over a foot deep in the middle of the field. Greg Coniglio, Kathy Carroll, and I found LeConte's and Nelson's Sparrows but only one rail yesterday around noon. A Common Tern at the Clinton Marina was a nice spot by Kathy Carroll.