The other weekend, a friend of mine had a birthday party at Martin Luther King Shoreline Park. It was a nice party, but it wasn't my party, so I didn't take any photos of it. I did take photos of the estuary and some of the birds there, including a pelican whom I caught just taking off:
The pelican continued on and I got a nice closeup of him, with the Oakland hills in the background:
Most of my photos, though, were of these little guys. There was a whole flock of them.
After doing some research online, I think they're long-billed dowitchers, but I have to consult an expert before I can be sure. As you can see, there was quite a flock. I didn't realize how many until they decided to take off:
Feel free to enjoy the rest of the photos in the gallery.