We parked the car, walked back along the road and under the road bridge. Where the creek goes under the road, there were Gulls bathing, and a few waders again. This time a few Least Sandpipers, a Spotted Sandpiper and a Short-billed Dowitcher, these were joined by a second of each, a bit later, and in the end 20+ Leasts.
As always the Yellowthroats were a nightmare to photograph!!!
After dinner, it was decision time. Do we spend the afternoon here, or go back to the harbour at Half Moon Bay? We decided to stay.
|Common Yellowthroat (1st Winter Male)|
The birding was a bit harder in the afternoon, as always, but i finally managed some half decent shots of the Yellowthroats, although not the adult males. There were loads of Dragonflies and Butterflies around to keep us occupied. But, another lifer was top of the list, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, again into the sun, but a lifer none the less.