Just before reaching Cell 3 we ran into Moe Clouse, who had just seen an American Bittern along the east shoreline of the Humphries Unit. I went looking for it, but only found dozens of Wood Duck and Black-crowned Night Herons. Will stayed behind to scope a few shorebirds, including a nice Black-bellied Plover.
We then looped around Cell 3 and headed back toward the Vermet Unit, trying to find possible Buff-breasted Sandpipers (dipped) or any other discrete shorebirds. Riding around to Cell 5 we found a single Bonaparte's Gull among a dozen Caspian Terns and several Short-billed Dowitchers and Stilt Sandpipers.
Riding back along the North Causeway to the dike separating Vermet from Long Pond Units were found few shorebirds on the exposed mudflats. We did run into Tom Pavlik and chatted a bit.
Back along the Middle Causeway we managed to find six of the Snowy Egrets, but little else, so we headed to the cars. A flyover Red-tailed Hawk gave me beautiful images at point-blank range, but I managed to lose the memory card in my Nikon D7100... Frick.
A Red-necked Phalarope was reported in Cell 3 Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, so I decided to head back to Cell 3 Sunday afternoon. The sun would be in the SW so shorebirding and digiscoping opportunities would be enjoyed in perfect lighting conditions.
With sunlight starting to set I headed back to the car.