The sloughs are starting to dry up due to lack of rain. Mostly stagnant which the birds may not find appealing.
More traffic at the pond like this Baltimore Oriole.
Smaller and more slender than an American Robin, Baltimore Orioles are medium-sized, sturdy-bodied songbirds with thick necks and long legs. Look for their long, thick-based, pointed bills, a hallmark of the blackbird family they belong to.