Elegant Terns put to flight over Tern Island by some disturbance.
Elegant Tern in flight.
Elegant Tern in flight. Though its still July this bird is already in winter (non-breeding) plumage.
Elegant Tern carrying a fish back to the rookery.
Elegant Tern carrying a fish back to the nesting colony.
Caspian Tern carrying a fish.
Forster's Tern in Flight.
Least Tern with a fish it just caught in the wetlands.
American White Pelican
An American White Pelican floating on the water. The picture was taken in July which is an unusual time of year for white pelicans at this location.
American White Pelican flying overhead
A Willet flying overhead, showing off its black and white barred wings.
Long-billed Curlew with a razor clam that is has just pulled out of the mud.
Marbled Godwit swallowing a morsel it just captured.
Rock Pigeon Preening on the railings of a foot bridge.
Excavated Sand Pellets surrounding fiddler crab holes at low tide.
The fiddler crabs appear to be Mexican Fiddler Crabs (Uca crenulata).
Mexican Fiddler Crabs foraging on the mudflats.
The large claws of the males are for signaling and fighting, they feed with the small claw.
Mexican Fiddler Crabs foraging on the mudflats at low tide.
Side-blotched Lizard climbing through a Pink Sand Verbana bush
Side-blotched Lizard basking on the pocket pool embankment.
Coastal Prickly Pear flower on the pocket pool embankment.
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