Now stationed near San Blas we explored the birding sites near to this famous locality. One morning was spent on the old cobbled road out of La Bajada and this was very productive with Mexican Woodnymph, Fan-tailed Warbler, Grey-collared Becard, Rose-throated Becard and our first Berylline Hummingbirds of the trip all seen.
Back at Miramar we made full use of our time visiting the beach where several Eared Grebes could be seen offshore as well as the regular gathering of Brown Pelicans and gulls.
There were several handsome Heermann's Gulls and plenty of Ring-billeds of various stages of maturity. This fine adult (above with a Heermann's) was particularly photogenic.
The 2nd (top) and 1st winters were not quite so attractive to say the least. Most of the Laughing Gulls were immatures too (below).