Snowy Plover on the ocean side of Abbott's Lagoon, Pt. Reyes National Seashore
Snowy Plover, Pt. Reyes
There was just a small group of four or five snowy plovers on the beach.
These photos were taken during the Sonoma County fires, and that is why everything has an orange glow, from the sun being filtered through the smoke. This is not sunset, but around noon on an otherwise clear day.
A lone coyote trotted quickly along the shore of the Lagoon, Pt. Reyes.
A sanderling in the Lagoon waters near the beach.
A small group of least sandpipers foraged nearby as well.
Western sandpiper in the sand near the Lagoon, with other similar birds roosting.
A few semipalmated plovers, Abbott's Lagoon, Pt. Reyes
The shorebirds nervously scattered when this dark peregrine flew over.
A quail standing scout for a flock on the ground, Abbott's Lagoon, Pt. Reyes
Female northern harrier makes a low pass over the marshy area near the small pond.
The harrier tangles with a few ravens or crows, each taking turns chasing the other.
A black phoebe in the reeds past the marsh at Abbott's Lagoon
On the drive into Pt. Reyes, a female Belted Kingfisher hunts from a utility cable.