- On Saturday the 14th at about 5 PM I found a juvenile Little Blue Heron at Rodman Slough. The bird was with a group of about 10 Snowy Egrets at the now exposed mud and sand island that is up the slough from the Rodman Slough Bridge. This area attracts a number of species including gulls, pelicans, shorebirds, ducks, and egrets. The pulloff to view this area is about 7/10ths of a mile from the bridge on Nice-Lucerne Cutoff road.
Much searching by Dave Woodward and myself since Saturday has so far been unsuccessful. We have been seeing Marbled Godwits (a rare fall migrant for the county) on occasion at this location.
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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.