Where I've been/What I've seen
After the first very successful stop we continued on to Bombay Hook, where we first birded around the visitor center, observing Purple Martins, Indigo Buntings, Brown Thrasher, as well as Eastern Wood-Pewees, the first Gray Catbird of the trip, and a Red-eyed Vireo. A Ruby-throated Hummingbird also frequented the two feeders. We decided to continue on into the refuge itself after two fairly successful stops in a row.
The refuge was fairly quiet, however we did have singing White-eyed Vireos and Field Sparrows along the road before making our first stop near Raymond Pool. A few terns, and both species of yellowlegs flew overhead while watching. Bank, Tree, and Barn Swallows glided low over the surface of the water. Black and Turkey Vultures, a Bald Eagle, and some Ospreys circled overhead, looking for a meal. In the pool itself were several Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets, and American Avocets. Across from the pool in the marsh, a single Clapper Rail bathed, providing an unusually long look at a rail. Someone also picked out a single Dunlin here. A few Marsh Wrens sang out from over the marsh as well.
The next place we stopped at was the Shearness pool. Here the first thing we saw were some exotic Mute Swans in the pool, and many, many shorebirds in the marsh/mudflat. Many ducks also could be found in this pool, being Green-winged Teal, Mallard, American Black, and Wood. Other than that it was almost the same as Raymond Pool. At the end, when we were closer to the shorebirds we had a Black-necked Stilt, a lifer for most of the group. We also had a lesson in looking through shorebirds, and picking out unusual ones (of which there were none). After this the group headed back to the visitor center to eat some lunch before heading to Bear Swamp Pool.
On the way, we made a stop at one of the more productive passerine spots the camp goes to, a random sect of woods off of a road. My camera decided to die on me so no photos. Here we had a Red-headed Woodpecker, Yellow-throated Warbler, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Pine Warbler, Orchard Oriole, Great Crested Flycatcher and a Red-eyed Vireo. Apart from that it was very quiet. That was the end of birding for the day, and we had some free time before dinner (I played some frisbee).