Snowy Plovers at East Beach

Dika Golovatchoff

Strolling along the beach just below Chase Palm Park I counted at least 20 Western Snowy Plovers, first foraging along waterline then resting in dry sand.  I don't remember having seen them at this part of the beach before.  Also seen were 4 Killdeer, a Spotted Sandpiper, the expected Western Gulls, Coots, Mallards, Grackles in the outflow near Stearn's Wharf.  A Western Meadowlark was seen briefly on the grass by sidewalk.  A few photos at:

Dika Golovatchoff, Santa Barbara