MNSA, Oceanside 26 May

Yesterday's storm coupled with a new moon high tide completely flooded the 
marsh. It probably also washed out any nests already there.  This morning the 
marsh was still mostly under water just after high tide when I arrived.. As a 
result the land birds normally in the marsh were mostly confined the the path 
edges. Around the pond marsh birds were calling and/or singing and also nicely 
visible. There were a number of shorebirds also feeding..

   Of interest:--
Clapper Rail, 2
Saltmarsh Sparrow, several
Seaside Sparrow, several
    Other birds in the marsh
Black-crowned Night-Heron, 2 fly over
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron, white imm still hanging out
American Oystercatcher, 2
Ruddy Turnstone, 10
Least Sandpiper, a few
Semipalmated Sandpiper, 25
Spotted Sandpiper, 2
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet, many all over, any nesting undoubtedly washed away
Forster's Terns

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