Slightly disappointed that we were unable to get any photographs of the Snowy Plover we saw at the Salton Sea, Elis and I set out to look for them along the beach at Border Field State Park right on the Mexican Border.
We didn't have to go far before we bumped into a small troop of them and got the required photographs.
It was slightly windy and so they were hunkered-down out of the wind with often just the top of their heads showing making them difficult to count, but we had a maximum of 17 birds in a very short stretch of beach, so the total number would have been much higher.
Also on the beach was this lovely Long-billed Curlew.
Also Elis took this interesting shot of a Hudsonian Whimbrel and a Grey Plover both with a tasty morsel in their bills.
|Keeping an eye on the Mexican border.|
|Snowy Plover sheltering from the wind on a footprint on the sand... |
you see, we humans do have our uses after all!
|Hudsonian Whimbrel and Grey Plover devastating the local crustacean |
population between them.