I did all four days of the Great Backyard Bird count and counted 83 different species. On Saturday and Sunday, I had to work, so my counting time was short. I took the photo above of Famosa Slough on Sunday. The falcon was stirring up all the birds and I got to see dozens of killdeer circling around as well as a willet, avocet and whimbrel who all left the area due to the constant fly over of the falcon.
Today, I went to the South Bay where there wasn't much going on. The tide was mostly out and most of what I saw were sandpipers like below. I think three of these are western sandpipers. The one on the left might be a least sandpiper. I saw only a few least sandpipers today.
The power plant is now gone, but some of it remains in a pile:
Eventually, the tide started coming in and I could see, in the distance, a long-billed curlew, avocet, and I think a couple black-bellied plovers. There were killdeer, marbled godwits, and willets, too. I also saw several savannah sparrows.
I went over to the Bayside Park in Chula Vista and saw a red knot. At first, I didn't recognize it until I saw the chevrons, but asked for help to ID it because of the black legs:
There was also a juvenile reddish egret, too:
I was disappointed that several species that I know where around a few days ago weren't there during the count. This includes scrub jays, spotted towhee, Forster's terns (though I thought I heard one, I wasn't sure, so I didn't record it), Caspian and Royal terns, Eurasian wigeon, glaucous-winged gull and yellowlegs.