Beginning in June I documented the construction of the boardwalk - the result, 5 little YouTube videos. I have included a link to part 5, the final video on the construction http://youtu.be/wt2Vvbt6udA
Today, around noon, I walked the loop boardwalk and trail. The weather, totally divine, the birding great! In the marina were numerous Western Grebe, Pied Billed Grebe, and one Clark's Grebe. Definitely a good Grebe Day! Along the edge of the marina was the Spotted Sandpiper, a winter resident at the marina. From the point, hundreds of shorebirds could be seen. - Sandpiper, Sanderling, Black-bellied Plover, Killdeer; many Egret and Great Blue Heron. Dabbling and Diving Ducks in the channels.
Passed several birders that were delighted with the boardwalk. Along the estuary, Yellow-rumped Warbler and Black Phoebe chasing flies. Yum! Did not see the Palm Warbler that had been seen this morning but did see a lone coyote stalking something way out on the estuary. Hopefully, I will be back on the boardwalk at 9:00 Wed. morning to see the effects of a very high tide.