I was very keen to find some of the common shorebirds. Willet and Marbled Godwit were high on my list, and Western Grebe appeared to be very likely seeing the time of year. A Red-necked Grebe had also been seen far up the coast, but I had already seen this bird in Canada (it is a vagrant in California) so I wasn't too bothered.
|I can't even be 100% sure there isn't a Clark's here! Note: this is a crop of an image.|
|I don't know if this blog will let you zoom in that much when you open it, |
so apologies if it just looks like a dark blob!
|Is it a bird? Is it a butterfly?...Yeah its a bird.|
|Perfect focus don't happen very often....This image is|
not cropped at all.
|The Willet is one of the few shorebirds that doesn't|
change plumage at any time of the year.
|3cy Ring-billed Gull|
|They are very pale but I didn't realize juveniles were|
completely white under the wings.
|Marbled Godwit a little closer than before.|