We got to see the Red-Necked Grebe, who came quite close to shore on the west side.
The star of our show
Also fishing the west side were two Red-Breasted Mergansers. The drake was especially photogenic.
Down near the south pumphouse was a sleepy-looking Ring-Necked Duck.
Sleepy-eyed Ring-Necked Duck
Alas, the American Wigeon was not present.
Several people told us there were several American Woodcock in the Ramble. You can never see too many Woodcocks, so off we went. We found a group of birders peering into the brush a little south and east of the Humming Tombstone. That's always a good sign. There was a Woodcock giving pretty decent views in the late afternoon light.
Woodcock in the sun
There were supposed to be two others in the same fenced-off area. I walked around the edge and finally spotted one.
You can tell it's a different Woodcock because it's facing the other way.
What a lovely afternoon!