Today has been another very hot day with temperature reaching 83 degs. Birding has been superb once again at this top grade nature reserve and local areas. The highlight of the day goes to the Nighthawk. Patsy found one in the visitor centre car park and then I found another six in the area. I also had a few more ticks today including male Hooded Warbler, Seaside Sparrow, Bronzed Cowbird, White-faced Ibis and Sedge Wren. Wader numbers have been exceptional with hundreds of Stilt Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Wilsons Phalaraope, Willet, Pec Sand and Least Sandpiper.
At nearby Smith Oaks the rookery here was in full blast with hundreds of Great Egrets, Cattle Egret, Roseate Spoonbill, Tricoloured Heron, Little Blue Heron and a couple Least Bitterns.