When I arrived I found that greenery is quickly filling in the dried cell. Luckily, there is still water in the middle of Cell 3 and, despite the recent rains, the ground is still cracked (but now wet and cracked). A quick scan of the open water revealed tons of shorebirds and gulls!
I shimmied down the bank using my tripod as a stabilizer, and hiked along the edge of the vegetation toward the north end of the cell. One, it kept the sun to my back, but more importantly, it kept me from sinking in the mud and spooking the shorebirds.
I quickly scanned the open water and found the American Avocet still present. I managed some digiscoped images from over 100' away, but it soon disappeared when I turned my attention on a half-dozen Stilt Sandpipers nearby.