This past Saturday, I volunteered at the sign-in table for the "work clean-up party" at the Famosa Slough. It gave me a great opportunity to take some photos of the birds. The Snowy Egret I caught fishing for his lunch is a resident. I noticed a long time ago that he seemed to stake out his territory. I've seen him chase a Little Blue Heron and other Snowy Egrets. I haven't seen him bothering ducks or cormorants.
I believe that the bird shown on the right below is a Long-billed Curlew. There are a few birds that are very similar in size with up or downward turned bills, such as Short and Long-billed Dowitchers and a Marbled Godwit. The large bird below is a Great Egret on its way to fish. It seemed to be headed to an area already scoped out by an unidentified duck.
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