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The hundreds and thousands
A quick view of that remnant of tidal marsh at Bayfront Park, Millbrae. Here it's partially hidden under a rising tide. Most visible of the "hundreds and thousands" are American Avocets standing in the shallows and (mostly, I think) Willets waiting out the tide along the shore. There were likely also Least and Western Sandpipers there and some number of Grey Plovers, but too far off to separate out and count them visually.

Oh, and how thick was the fog? It's hiding the runways and parking tarmac of the San Francisco Airport right behind those trees, the San Francisco Bay behind that, and the Oakland Hills behind that again. Only a hundred or so yards of tidal marsh and shallows visible.
Habitat
Tidal marsh
Location
Bayfront Park, Millbrae, CA
Date taken
24 Oct 2023
Scientific name
Recurvirostra americana, Tringa semipalmata
Equipment used
Nikon z6ii, Tamron 150-600
Staff member
Opus Editor
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It's even grounded all the birds, hasn't it!!! A great picture this Ann and the b/w treatment really adds to the atmosphere.

Well done and thanks lass.
 
Daylight like in autumn here. Nevertheless, a wonderful view and capture of these birds in habitat.
 

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North America
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_aDSC3648 AMAVs and WILLs.jpg
File size
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Date taken
Tue, 24 October 2023 5:13 PM
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