When mud flats are exposed nearby, the mostly Semipalmated Sandpipers fly over and feed on them.
When the tide comes back in, they can be seen in the middle of the Shorebird Pool (above) and along the shore.
A quick lunchtime walk in DeKorte Park produced great views of the young Tricolored Heron, which has started perching next to the Forster's Terns by the water-monitoring station halfway down the Transco Trail from the Administration Building.
Also reported today: the Least Bitterns, Osprey, Stilt Sandpipers, Semipalmated Sandpiper, yellowlegs, Short-billed Dowitchers and more.
We will continue to post shots of many of these birds by several photographers throughout the day today, so stayed tuned.
The 70-acre site — usually off limits to the public — features ponds and tidal impoundments and shorebirds aplenty. Lots of butterflies and dragonflies, too.
Full listing follows.
On Friday we will post more information about this 128-page coffee-table book — and how you can reserve copies at a special discounted price. Stay tuned!