A Yellow-headed Blackbird, probably an immature female, appeared on the east path of the meadows south of the observation tower today. The bird was in bad shape, with missing feathers, and skulked like a rail immediately next to the path on the right (west) side as you face offshore.
Vince Elia and I also had 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls on the beach off the meadows, the one largely bather-less place at the beach today. One of these was a full adult, with clean yellow bill and no black "where it wasn't supposed to be." A Least Bittern called from the east side of the east path as well.