Avian species visible at Shoreline Park include American white pelicans, center, and, clockwise from top left, Anna’s hummingbirds, black-necked stilts, song sparrows and Canada geese.
Photos by Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier and Kira gunderson
Early on a recent Saturday morning at Mountain View’s Shoreline Park, bird-watchers were scattered along the marshy shores. Equipped with binoculars and/or cameras, the dedicated regulars were rewarded with the sight of an unusually large gathering of American avocets.
Among the birders was Yelena Fleytman, who has been birding for approximately five years. Shoreline, a 750-acre wildlife and recreation area, is one of Fleytman’s favorite places to bird-watch. She regularly sees willets, Foster’s terns, Caspian terns, black-necked stilts, snowy egrets, great white egrets and herons when she visits.