Though the Marbled Godwits were definitely the birding highlight of our California trip to Bodega Bay, there was actually a lot more birds than I remember seeing in past trips. Unfortunately, other than the Godwits, this Willet
was the only bird I was able to get close to, and even it promptly disappeared.
There were cormorants, loons, murres, and pelicans, but so far out even my 560mm lens couldn’t capture useable shots. We even drove out to the point hoping to get closer, but the only shot I got from there was this sequence of a Brown Pelican diving.
plunging into the water,
and thwarting the gulls trying to steal his catch.
It was yet another of those reoccurring moments where I feel I should learn to shoot movies with my camera.