The next stop was a bit of dirty ABA twitching and, it was roles reversed. I searched through upwards of 500 Ring-necked Ducks and Lesser Scaups at Stafford Lake to find a single drake Tufted Duck - and it was asleep on the far side of the lake! That said, the place was alive with activity - three Varied Thrushes among a load of American Robins, Hermit Thrush, Spotted Sandpipers, Killdeers, several American Wigeons, a single Cackling Goose along with copious doses of Buffleheads.
|White-crowned Sparrow Point Reyes, California|
|Brown Boobies on Chimney Rock, Point Reyes, California|
|American Herring Gulls Salmon Creek - adult (top), 2nd-winter (middle) and 1st-winter (bottom)|
|adult Thayer's Gulls Jenner, California (above two images)|
|juvenile Thayer's Gulls Jenner, California (above two images)|
|1st-winter American Herring Gull Jenner, California|
|ringed Western Gulls - 1st-winter (top) at Salmon Creek and 2nd-winter (bottom) at Jenner|