There were several thousand Sanderlings spread across over a mile of shoreline.
Two adult California Gulls.
This is a streaky, freshly fledged individual that was still being fed by an adult bird. "Nuttall's is a subspecies of White-crowned Sparrow that is endemic to a narrow band of coastal California.
With Long-billed Curlew and Whimbrels
HAWK-LIKE BIRD, HAVE SEEN HARRIERS IN THE AREA, BUT BECAUSE IT DID NOT FLY, WAS NOT SURE. SEEMS TO BE SOME WHITE ON BACK.
FIRST TIME TO SEE THIS BIRD ON THE ONE TREE IN THE AREA. IT IS USUALLY OCCUPIED BY BLACK-SHOULDERED KITES.
MOST FREQUENTLY OBSERVE THESE ANIMALS ON THE JETTY ROAD WETLANDS AREA OR IN THE WATER. THIS YOUNG MALE WAS RECENTLY DEAD. REPORTED HIM TO THE SOUTHERN SEA OTTER PROJECT THAT CAME AND PICKED HIM UP. AUTOPSIES ARE DONE ON ALL SEA OTTERS THAT THEY FIND. THERE WAS A LARGER DEAD SEA OTTER SOUTH OF THIS ONE ON THE BEACH.
SMALL WHITE SHOREBIRD, SCURRIES ALONG, STOPS AND THEN DARTS AGAIN. GREAT CAMOUFLAGE,
ALL BUT TWO BIRDS THAT I HAVE SEEN ALONG THIS BEACH ARE BANDED. I HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH A SNOWY PLOVER PROJECT AND THEY CAN IDENTIFY EACH BIRD. THEY ARE NESTING RIGHT NOW AND THE AREA IS ROPED OFF.
THEY SEEM TO NESTLE INTO THE SAND FROM TIME TO TIME. THEY DO GO TO THE WATER'S EDGE, BUT NOT OFTEN
DISTINCTIVE ORANGE AND WHITE ON BEAK AND FACE, WHITE SPOT ON BACK OF HEAD, PREDOMINANTLY BLACK
MEDIUM SIZE DIVING DUCK