A pretty good haul of animals on the survey route today. Tons and tons of clapper rails, too many to count very well. The first alligators spotted on a survey route, one growled at us from under the water near our boat...or maybe it was just gas. The water is finally getting warm and now they are waking up. Ten little fishes caught in our traps. One site that had about 30 seaside sparrows within 5 meters of where we were standing all singing right next to each other...I could only find one nest though. Perhaps some sort of communal courtship? Got the boat stuck a couple of times as low tide caught up to us quicker than we thought it would. Nothing like some good ol' fashioned boat-pushing to make you feel like you've done a good day's work.