Skip and I went out again this morning and the tide was much lower. We went directly to the Convention Center to use the scope on the tidal flats.
There were lots of skimmers, gulls, royal terns, and at last, some sandwich terns. Sandwich terns are a small tern distinguished by a black bill with a light yellow tip. In this poor quality digiscoped photo, the sandwich tern is under the number 1, snoozing marbled godwits under the number 2 and a snoozing royal tern is under the number 3. In the foreground, the birds with the black wings are black skimmers.
While chatting with the other birders we saw a couple of scissor-tailed flycatchers go by. I didn't get a photo but here is an old one that I took years ago. I had really been hoping to see at least one before we headed back home. In fact, it was near the same spot we saw it last year near the end of March.
I was lucky to catch the kiskadee stretching out its wings.
Not bad for a couple of hours of birding.