This setting made for a fascinating and very enjoyable birding session. For almost a mile I walked thru a flooded forest, with dark, tannin-stained waters flowing on either side of the 'causeway'. I was taken aback by the Northern Waterthrushes, which I rarely hear; they made me think I was in a tropical environment rather than in Vermont. At the far end of the flooded forest, the setting changed, and the roadway was flanked by flooded fields and then a covered bridge crossed the swollen creek. Beyond the bridge, there were still more flooded fields.
The wildlife was very active. Birds and frogs, a snakes and a rabbit kept my senses at their max. There were no herons to be found, but I could hear two Wilson's Snipes winnowing over the flooded fields, a Virginia Rail oinked at one point, and a Great-crested Flycatcher added to the mix. Can't wait to go back and spend a few hours there!
Checklist for Cornwall Swamp WMA:
Eastern Wood Pee-wee