I decided to go a different direction this morning and check the retention ponds around I-65 at Greenwood. There still isn’t much waterfowl moving through our area as noted by the fact that the ponds only had Canada Geese, Mallards, American Coots, and Pied-billed Grebes. To my surprise at one of the last few ponds I checked I came across a Cattle Egret at first sitting in the sun and then actively feeding. I called Mike Clay and he came over a few minutes later for a life county bird. This ties the latest record in eBird for Indiana. Hopefully some one can let me know of a later date.
The pond is on the west side of S. Graham Road .4 miles South of E. Main Street. As seen on Google Maps below.