Barbara and I were assigned to the Max McGraw property at the end of Wiegert Road east of Pecatonica. We had 5 pairs of Sandhills unison calling. Other notable birds was a Green Heron (first this year), calling Soras, a Virginia Rail, adult Bald Eagle, two Great Horned Owls and a Barred Owl calling before dawn, winnowing Wilson’s Snipe. After we met Jack and Joyce Armstrong for breakfast in Pecatonica, we saw 3 Great Egrets north of town on Pecatonica Road. The Pec Wetlands are still quite flooded. Howard’s farm had a lot of Savannah Sparrows.

Back at the house, we had our first Pine and Orange-crowned Warblers and a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.