Bailey Creek is where I spot the biggest population of birds. As I round the bends I flush a mix of teal and black ducks plus a few hooded mergansers and three great blue herons. The teal and blacks don't summer here, so this is the spring migration. As I paddle out I spot a half a dozen dark birds high and far off. They could be early glossy ibis, but they are too far off to be certain. The more I think about it the more I think it might have been six great blue herons flying loosely together for some reason.
Section WP Note
1 284 10 ft, 3 ft below grade, saplings.
There is a section of corduroy crossing the
first cut downriver about 50 yards from the bank.
2 285 4 ft made of eleven 3"- 4" logs, 3 ft below grade
3 286 4 ft exposed, saplings, at a cut, 2-3 ft below grade
4 287 10 ft, rather broken and washing away about
2 ft below grade
5 288 30 ft, 2" - 4" logs with saplings overlaid at the
confluence of the Neck and Bailey Creek
6 289 In the first cut upriver from section 5. 5" - 6" log
ends protruding 1 ft below grade plus a few saplings
7 290 to 291 saplings at cut, 1 to 2 ft below grade.
See photos 1854 to 1860
8 292 to 293 Logs and saplings leading to dam/bridge ruins.
Corduroy on both ends of the ruins.