|Western Gulls were another "guaranteed" lifer. These are BIG gulls made more impressive by the contrasting dark backs and clean heads. This trio was cleaning up after a show at SeaWorld.|
Also looking for handouts at SeaWorld, a Snowy Egret - yet another life bird posing beautifully for the camera.
|Migrant shorebirds were fairly abundant on beaches and lagoons in the area. Here a flock of Whimbrel do a formation flypast...|
|...and a little further up the shore Black-bellied Plover and a lone Willet hunt for evening snacks along the tideline.|
Meanwhile, for those interested, here are those 28 life birds: