Our first stop was at Tern Bar Slough in East Mt. Carmel to look for a Hudsonian Godwit that had been sighted there recently. It turns out that the area is much larger than I had expected, and we really had no idea where the bird had been seen. After looking around for over an hour, some local birders arrived and quickly pointed us in the right direction. The godwit was very close to the dike that we were standing on and was in the most beautiful plumage that I have ever seen.
Next up for me is the Biggest Week in American Birding at Magee Marsh in Ohio. I'm an official blogger for that event and a trip leader, so I hope to see many of you there!