I need to take this one through a key in the field just to be sure.
1000s of these guys showing up dead along Pacific coast recently.
Head only, no body in sight. First time I've seen this duck in a beach strand.
Another far away duck, but at lease enough to ID after heavy cropping.
These guys were a long way from my 400mm lens, so I've added a close crop to help with ID.
These guys were a long way away for my 400mm lens, but it looks like there is enough info to allow ID. I've added a cropped version of the photo to help with ID.
Saw these guys while at Elkhorn Slough with my wife and granddaughter. My best guess is Forster's Tern.