I led a very enthusiastic group of birders through some of the trails in the preserve this morning. When Whitey Markle asked me to lead a group from the St John's-Suwanee Sierra Club, little did I know that we would be starting at 10:00 AM. I voiced my doubts that there would be many birds around at that time. I soon was to realize that some birds did in fact wait around for us. The species weren't in abundance, but we did get some good looks at a few good birds. Yellow-throated Vireo, Yellow-throated Warbler, Black-and-White Warbler, Pine Warbler, Northern Parula, and my first of the season Blackpoll Warbler. I did not get a photo of the Blackpoll today, but dug through my photos and found the one I have posted here from 2016. There also were at least 4 Clapper Rails calling out along the marsh edges. We all got a good look at one at the canoe launch. For the two hour trip a total of 26 species was recorded and the eBird link can be seen here. Good Birding and good company.