The Great Blue Heron is the biggest bird one will see here right now, in comparison with the tiny 6 inch Least Sandpiper. This Great Blue wanted my attention as I was walking up. I didn't see any Blue-footed Boobies at the pond (which I want to see in Patagonia!), so why not photograph the Great Blue.
There were also a lot of Long-billed Dowitchers around. They were the second-most numerous shorebird after the Least Sandpiper army. This especially was noticeable when the flock of Dowitchers spooked.
Usually when shorebirds spook like this, a raptor is flying through on the pursuit of one of their very lives. In this case, I looked up to see the Peregrine Falcon! This wasn't the only Peregrine Falcon who hunted over the basin, it was even joined by a second Peregrine. The Peregrine Falcons are very reliable here at the Glendale Ponds, and it is always a great bird to see.
And this concludes this post-Low Budget Birding Two. Hopefully a better Tommy D Birding Expedition will come on my next post!! Thanks to the Peregrine Falcon for saving me from complete boredom!