26 August was the calm before the storm of the sinus infection… I thought I was getting better so I visited the refuge that morning before going to bed. I didn’t do much walking around, I just stopped at two of the ponds and took some photos. Unfortunately after returning from the visit, the infection hit me like a ton of bricks and laid me out until Saturday. It turned out that the visit was fortunate, because I got to see my first Roseate Spoonbills. There were a handful of them mingling with some Wood Storks at Bluebill Pond! I’d heard of Roseate Spoonbill sightings at Harris Neck but I’d never seen any of the myself, I was excited when I first saw their pink plumage and realized what they were! While taking a look at Woody Pond, I noticed that the rookeries for the Wood Storks were mostly empty; there were still a few Wood Storks hanging around both Woody and Bluebill Ponds but it seemed like the majority of the them have already moved on.