Female Ruddy Duck in a hurry to catch up with the rest of the group.
A Savannah Sparrow set down on the pickleweed in front me.
One of the American Avocets in breeding plumage doing an aerial display.
Male Gadwall making a break for the other side.
Male American Wigeon showing just how much water he can kick up upon taking to flight.
Male Northern Shoveler just after takeoff with his mate rising to join him.
Blue Winged Teal getting in a stretch before we lost the light.
Juvenile Little Blue Heron in the middle of a preening session. Looking a little more mottled now.
Male Gadwall slowing down to land.
Male Gadwall in a hurry to leave.
Black Necked Stilts crossing bills.
Greater Yellowlegs standing still for once.
While I was sitting down behind the camera in the mud, this Killdeer came in and wandered up and down the patch of mud in front of me.
Northern Shoveler making a break for the other side of the slough.
Female Blue Winged Teal late for a date.
Shake out after some dabbling.
America Avocet taking a break in flight from the previously dodgy maneuvers.
Female Gadwall in flight.
"I can haz stick!"
Snowy Egret determined to let all the egrets know just who was boss.
This Great Blue Heron had been searching for a snack behind the reed island when something caused great alarm and it launched straight up, then came straight back down.
A female Blue Winged Teal during a final flaring bank before landing.