|Semipalmated Plover Preening|
We listed five species of gulls, including a Bonaparte's Gull in breeding plumage, and a Laughing Gull in winter plumage.
Shorebirds included Ruddy Turnstones, Semipalmated Plovers, Semipalmated Sandpipers, Sandelings, and a Baird's Sandpiper (but I did not get a picture of it).
|Ruddy Turnstones Eating a Mussel|
|Sandeling Looking for Food|
|Semipalmated Plover and Reflection|
|Semipalmated Sandpiper Watching a Semipalmated Plover Bathing|
|American Goldfinch in Thistle|
|House Finch, Eating a Berry|
|Red-breasted Merganser Shaking off after a Dive|
We saw in the distance mainly hidden in the grass a six point buck in velvet. When rutting begins, that maybe great opportunities to obtain photographs of bucks fighting.