I had a gut feeling that today would be my day to see a Sora. When I walked out on the boardwalk, I looked off all sides and saw nothing. But, apparently, it was there, and I spooked it, because it squawked loudly as it lifted off into flight. I was in shock watching it go, and never got a good photo! Still, it was awesome to see it, and I know that there is a chance I can find it there again.
Here are some of my other birding highlights:
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron #2
Great Blue Heron #3 (do you see it?)
Red-Winged Blackbird (female)
There were a couple kinds of warblers eating seeds on the sides of the trail. I was watching them, and taking photos, when suddenly a marsh hark came in low over the reeds on the left side of the trail and zig zagged from weed to weed, trying to catch one of the birds. He didn't have any luck, and I was in shock (again) and got no photos except for his departing flight.
Palm Warbler staring at me
Pretty foliage this year!