Yesterday morning was sunny and still so a great a morning for a walk along the bay. The tide had not been a very high one and it was already going out so there was not much water left at the Mullen's roost site. The birds were strung out along the far side - too far away for any good photos of individual birds.
Then I saw movement in front of me and realized there were Pacific Golden Plovers (Pluvialis fulva) walking in among the mangroves. There were three birds and each was at a different stage in changing into breeding plumage. The birds were directly in front of me and not in a good position for the light. Eventually one bird walked around and out into the water where the light picked up the colors of the plumage much better. However, the other two stayed in the shadows. I hope I can get better photos of the plumage change before the birds fly back to the northern hemisphere.
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