Western Snowy Plovers, Sanderlings, Great-tailed Grackle --  Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA --  Oct. 28, 2005

Photos by Mike Baird - click thumbnails below to enlarge (taken with a Canon 5D w/ 300mm f/2.8 IS Canon lens and 2X extender)
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Western Snowy Plovers were in abundance, with approximately 50 observed in one area

Sanderlings feeding on sand crabs

Female Great-tailed Grackle (the males are not here yet) (observed in the nearby Cloisters pond area)
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