- This morning I found a Northern Waterthrush (2nd county record) along the Rodman Slough levee on Nice Lucerne Cutoff road. This location is about 3 tenths of a mile east of the Rodman Slough bridge. Or from the west it is about 1 mile from Hiway 29. Park in the obvious pullout at this location. The bird was about 150 yards up the levee trail on and around a small mudflat near where there are several fallen trees. I saw it well only one time but heard it calling on at least 2 other occasions.
Birds of interest at the Kelsey Creek outlet in Clear Lake State Park were: Marbled Godwits, Semipalmated Plover, and Short-billed Dowitchers.
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There is a Tundra Swan (Imm.) feeding just West of the Rodman Slough Island. The bird didn't seem to mind that I was only about 50 yards from it. Also, just east (20 yards)of the Rodman Slough Bridge there is a Phainopepla. This is the exact place I saw two of them earlier in the year on the North side of the road.