I love wetlands. Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, 25 square miles of wetlands, is particularly beautiful at this time of year: water everywhere; sun low in the sky; subtle play of light on clouds and water.
For the record, the birds we saw on this trip:
American White Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
* My field notes remark on the very distinct buffy supercilium, primaries extending about the same distance as the tail feathers, and the golden or buffy wash on the feathers (definitely a warmer color than a Bleck-bellied Plover). I did not get a good look at the bill, because I was looking at the bird against a background of mud that was similar in color to the bill. A reliable report had two Pacific Golden-Plovers at Yolo Bypass on Tuesday.
One bird we did not put on the list, but may have seen, was Eurasian Wigeon. They have been reported by reliable observers at about the same place we thought we might have seen them, but we did not get a positive identification.