Least Bitterns are starting to show themselves around DeKorte, along with many others. Chris Takacs sent this report:
Over the last few days the Least Bitterns have been showing themselves along the Marsh Discovery Trail. Most evenings we have heard them softly “cooing” from at least 4 locations along the trail. Least Terns and Black Skimmers have been seen too. This morning we walked the Marsh Discovery Trail and saw these 3 birds plus Snowy Egret, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-heron and Yellow-crowned Night-heron, Spotted Sandpipers, 7 Ruddy Ducks, a whole bunch of Marsh Wrens, Swamp Sparrows and hundreds of Mallards of various ages.