We thought we'd check out Mono Lake and see if there were any unusual migrants. It was pretty much the "usual suspects" but still worth the visit.
The Eared Grebe are a common resident at the lake.
|Northern Shoveler & Gull|
There were several Northern Shovelers in eclipse plumage feeding among the ubiquitous gulls.
If I have correctly identified this guy it is a new one for me.
I don't know what this bird is, probably a female finch, but it sure is enjoying those brine flies.
|American White Pelicans|
It was a pretty good day at this inland sea. More salty than the ocean, the only creatures that live in Mono lake are brine shrimp and an abundance of brine flies at the edge.
Find more of the world of birds at Wild Bird Wednesday, hosted for us by Stewart.