I saw the Yellow-crowned Night-heron today at Sugar River FP around 3:25 p.m. It was in the same area as before, about 3/4 of the way around the loop with the swamp in the middle, on the left hand side of the road, near the road.

3 Caspian Terns were on the flooded field at the east end of Moody Road. Don’t drive past the mailbox. Stop in the cul-de-sac. A scope is absolutely necessary. There were several hundred shorebirds there, but the heat haze around 4:00 p.m. was terrible. Looked like both species of yellowlegs, probably some Stilt Sandpipers, a bunch of Pectorals and peeps, plus what appeared to be some kind of phalarope, but that was only based on behavior. Who knows what else. We’re going back tomorrow (Saturday morning, early) to see what might be in better focus before the heat haze takes over.