the white one in front
Rear view; note sickle-shaped tertials, large size. This bird has since returned for a few more winters. eBird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S9708741
There must have been 200 of these birds hidden among the reeds. Amazingly abundant!
Sleeping and/or hiding in the reeds! Such a difficult species to photograph1
Third year returning to winter here. Still in partial eclipse plumage.