Unfortunately, the cool--cold!--weather continues. Temperatures in the 50's keeps the insect population down which in turn keeps the nightjars relatively inactive. I managed to hear 5 Chuck-will's-widows, none of them were very close. Certainly not as close as the Whip-poor-will we heard when we got home and unpacked the car around 10:30. Not to mention the Great Horned Owl hooting across the street. Which turned out to be our neighbor, having fun with us.
Other interesting birds we found along the way: A singing, very cooperative Seaside Sparrow, which stayed out in the open for many long minutes, something they rarely do, affording everyone in the group great scope views; A White-rumped Sandpiper mixed in with the Semipalmated Sandpipers, affording everyone in the group somewhat decent views--Pete & Mike worked diligently to get everyone on the bird and to explain what they were looking at & for; and finally, on our second trip around the dikes, two Black-crowned Night-Herons, a bird that has been surprisingly difficult to find this year.