I stayed about ½ hour after Kathleen Lopez left. A few more people showed up but stayed in their cars because it was so cold. I never found it.
BTW, if you go to Foote Park on your journey, it is really muddy and wet on the north (?) side of the drainage. As you face uphill, it is the left hand side. The stream is running high and the path is muddy no matter where you go. The other side isn’t so bad but it is wet. It was Flycatcher heaven there today. If you want to practice your ID skills, this is the place. I was never out of sight of a flycatcher for most of the walk. Very few were vocalizing. Definitely got Olive-sided and Western Wood Pewee. Would love to hear what others could identify. Keep warm. Ann
From: <IBLE...> <IBLE...> On Behalf Of Kathleen Lopez
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 11:20 AM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Blackpoll ?
Has anyone gone to Sandy Point today? I lost service there last night, so I didn’t see everyone’s emails until too late – including the more specific directions. By the time I had driven all around (at least now I know where Foote Park is!) and then went back to the gate and walked in, and wandered all around by the fountain area, the lighting was bad and it started raining again. I couldn’t find the bird. I finally figured out the area that was most likely (confirmed later by the email I found), but the rain was making it impossible, so I left. That was a long drive for a frustrating experience! Thanks to everyone who tried to help guide me. Now I’m wondering – with the night rain – if the bird stuck around or not. Please post if you find it, thanks! Jonathan, Horseshoe Bend