I went and saw the immature Little Blue Heron that's hanging around Hoover Reservoir yesterday. Not much else in terms of shorebirds, but I didn't hang around long enough to really try and pick out anything different. I did see some Semipalmated Sandpipers, which assured me that I wasn't totally rusty and just missed them completely on Sunday, when I went and dipped on the heron.
I am missing my next Avids trip, which is sort of frustrating in that they are going to Conneaut, where I have never been, and which is a birding hotspot for shorebirds. I am going to a party in Dayton instead. I plan on birding Hoover again that morning to sort of make up for it.
I need to contact some folks in the UP birding community next month to start planning the Winter Birding in the Eastern UP trip I'm leading for the Avids this January. As I think I have mentioned previously, I've never actually birded the eastern UP, so I'll need some advice.
Picks from Hoover yesterday might be up later.