Yesterday morning Stacy Robinson and I canoed South Slang of Little Otter
Creek from the boat launch. The highlights were 6 short billed dowitchers
in a flock, least bittern, American bittern, Virginia rail, possibly sora,
heard only, gallinule, marsh wren (many, many of them singing), blue winged
teal, and a female goldeneye with 9 very small ducklings in tow.
We also did a side trip to Mt. Philo, and found that the barred owl chicks
had fledged. The nest tree was empty, and we could not see any owlets or