Aug. 21, 2011 Ensley Bottoms President's Island Mud Lake Shelby Co. In the AM, I met up with a couple of MS Birders working on their TN Lists. We had excellent numbers of shorebirds, 3,000 plus, including good looks at Stilt and Baird's Sandpipers. There was some movement very early when a single Wilson's Phalarope came in along with a molted Golden-Plover but both preened, dozed and then left with 3 Lesser Yellowlegs. Late in the afternoon after everyone had left heading home, the flats were almost bare as a couple of raptors were hunting. Slowly the birds shifted back to their assigned locations with both the immature Baird's and Stilt Sandpipers in place but a molting adult Stilt had been added to the original Five Stilts. Total Wind Bird species including some knock-out juveniles of all species, a low of Fourteen. More on the way.............Lots of Black-bellied Whistlers and young seen through the day along with Mallards, Woodies, Blue-winged Teal and a single Shoveler. We traveled over to President's Island to look for the White-winged Doves, trying the secondary site first. We pulled in, my not expecting to spend too much time looking for the needle in the haystack with hundreds of EUCD on every wire but within 15 feet of us at eye level, a super White-winged that flew up into a Pine Tree for great looks and photos, total time 15 seconds!! Next adventure was to slog through the Mud at MUD LAKE, where the finding Wood Storks was not an easy job. We were joined by Terry Whit and Chad Smith and the 35 Storks from the previous day were not to be found. One was finally located in the TN part of the lake and 7 in MS plus later I had 4 more circling over the Cocklebur Lake also in TN. We did finally, after much searching through the distant trees, find FOUR ANHINGA, 2 immature birds, what appeared to be an adult female in bad light and a male in full regalia, sans the breeding blue eye shadow, drying its wings. Good Birding!!! Jeff R. Wilson / TLBA 6300 Memphis-Arlington Rd. Bartlett, TN. 38135_http://WWW.pbase.com/ol_coot/_ (http://www.pbase.com/ol_coot/) What is this feathered thing that lifts my heart to the heavens.