A quick trip to Fish Creek at high tide Friday night produced all the usual suspects plus 1 Whimbrel in the crowd. The 2-3 Black Turnstones were still present along with the regular Dowitchers, Godwits, and Yellowlegs. A quacking flyover of the Red-throated Loon pair was an added bonus feature. The turnagain Merlins are actively fledging with tons of raucous screaming and flitting from tree to tree. They'll be gone withing a couple of days after another successful season in Spenard.