|American Oystercatcher on the nest.
It was an almost 12 hour drive including lunch and rest stops. It seemed we drove "right into summer" to quote Lynda, because when we arrived it was a balmy 82 degrees and the lilacs and trees were in full bloom.
We checked into our hotel, The Grand Hotel, located right on the beach, and before even checking out our rooms we went birding!
|Rob spent a lot of the drive like this!
|Lunch time! I hadn't been here in over a decade, loved it!
|First stop after checking into our hotel.
|Our first birding stop, and it was awesome!
|Rob's first Snowy Egret, yellow feet!
|It didn't take Rob long to get into photographer mode.
|Rob's first Little Blue Heron.
|Signs like this were all along the roped off areas.
|Rob and Jim kept a very respectable distance from the Oystercatcher nest.
Lifers Day One;