Roosting Marbled Godwits
Another Black Turnstone. The light was good so I could not resist taking lots of pics of this species.
Wing stretching Surfbird
Marbled Godwit. They can sometimes look rather dull; but they come alive in flight.
Willet. I tried for ages to get some flight photos of this species, but this was the best I could manage. Not great, but at least it shows the wing pattern.
Otters. This pair had taken up residence on a lake in a public park in Petaluma. Unfortunately they rather spooked the gulls, so although I got some nice otter pictures, the gulls were not so cooperative.
Another Least Sandpiper
Turkey Vulture. For me, odd to see one sitting on a beach.
Snowy Plover. I seem to remember reading something recently (from work published in The Auk perhaps?) that this is best regarded as a separate species to our Kentish Plover. Of course this has been suspected for some time, but scientific confirmation will, I'm sure, lead to a more rigorous search for identification criteria.
Willet; my attempt at an artistic portrait.