Barbara and I checked various flooded spots this morning. No special highlights, but I thought that a general report on what birds were where might be of interest in case you were thinking about going out yourself. At the intersection of Roscoe/Gleasman Road, there were about 7-8 peeps, with 2 being Semipalmated Sandpipers.

Moody/Blodgett had the best mixture, but the birds were quite a distance east of the cul-de-sac at the eatern terminus of Moody (don’t go past the mail box on to the private drive). You will need a scope. There were approximately 30 Lesser Yellowlegs, 3 Greater Yellowlegs, and 3 Short-billed Dowitchers. Some peeps were visible, but they were so far away that I couldn’t make any definite identification, except the ones I could see had the color and behavior of Least Sandpipers. A Pied-billed Grebe, a pair of Sandhill Cranes, 10 Ring-billed Gulls and 74 Great Blue Herons rounded out the show at the watery areas.

The pond ne of the Meridian/IL75 intersection was empty. More gulls were further up the road nearer to the bridge over the river, but way out on the west side.