Two Wood Storks were perched in the same tree I first found them in on July10, 
at 11:20 this a.m. They were still there preening when I left at 1 p.m. A Marsh 
Wren was singing near by. Heard a few more MAWR and several Sedge Wrens while 
driving around the refuge. A flock of around 50 Ducks flew up from a borrow 
ditch near the middle of the area. It was mostly Wood Duck, but also saw 15 
Blue-winged Teal in it. There were two Ruddy Ducks way out on Silver Lake. don't 
know where they have come from, had not seen them in any previous visits this 

Saw a male Ringed-neck Duck, in eclipse plumage, at Fountain Grove on the way 
back. Think it may be injured as I saw it at same place earlier.

I started out at Pershing SP, Linn Co. this morning and walked around some of 
the newer additions. Found 2 Upland Sandpipers, 50 Horned Lark, several 
Grasshopper Sparrows, one flyover Bobolink, and flocks of 6 and 8 Eastern 
Kingbirds. Swallows starting to gather in larger numbers.

Steve Kinder
Chillicothe, Livingston Co.
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