The rain stopped for a bit, and I took a short afternoon hike here in Old Trail. With the sun out, it was like being in a steam bath, and I ended up with 12 avian species. Some of the birds were still soaked from all the rain.
Male Blue Grosbeak
Female Blue Grosbeak
We had another three inches of rain overnight, and storms were forecasted for late morning. I started out here in Old Trail again, but light drizzle began less than 30 minutes later.
Female and male Indigo Buntings
Female Red-winged Blackbird
I then drove over to the nearby King Family Vineyards, and hoped that the drizzle might stop. I could always take a few photos from my car if I needed to, and birders are prohibited from getting any closer to the wetlands ponds than just off the road anyway. Luckily, the drizzle stopped for a few minutes. There were 9 Wood Ducks in the east pond, and lots of Red-winged Blackbirds in the fields and at the west pond. But the west pond also had 9 Green Herons!
Male Red-winged Blackbird
Five Green Herons
Two Green Herons
I had seen four Green Herons at King Family Vineyards on April 23 this past spring, but counting the Green Heron I saw in Old Trail, 10 Green Herons is the most that I have seen in a single day.