Long Billed Curlew ~ I watched this curlew using his very long bill, digging down into the muddy lagoon bottom, to find this mussel. I was surprised to see him open his bill and tip his head back, swallowing the whole thing, shell and all.
Gotcha! ~ This Snowy Egret was wading calmly in the shallow waters at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, looking for a yummy breakfast treat. And then....gotcha! Whatever he was going for, he was really quick, and I was glad to catch him in action.
Reddish Egret ~ Went birding at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Orange County. One of the first birds I saw was this beautiful Reddish Egret feeding in the shallow water.