Many of the photos were taken through the fog and a couple were taken through fences, hence the "noisy" photos.
First the ducks:
|Green-winged teal and short billed dowitcher|
|Northern Pintail (looks like Snoogie!)|
I was pleasantly surprised to see these guys for the first time. They're surf scoters! Here are some females:
The only male was not very co-operative:
Now, for the shorebirds, beginning with some stilts seen through the fog and a fence:
|Best picture I could get of a long-billed dowitcher|
|Bunch of western sandpipers|
|Godwits and dowitchers|
|Godwits and least sandpipers|
The next picture shows a godwit and a willet. These two are best buddies and followed each other everywhere. Another willet came by to visit, but went away. If one got too far away, the other would call for it.
There were also brant, eared grebes, several species of gulls and sparrows, too.