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Deborah P Kolodji
16 December 2008 @ 07:33 am

Almost empty of people, Asilomar State Beach was a busy place on Friday morning. I had never been there this late in the year, so I was amazed at how many more birds there were than in September. The marbled godwits were very energetic, foraging for food in the piles of kelp that had washed on shore, running back and forth between kelp piles.

My bird book says they eat insects, crustaceans, and parts of plants. All three were available in those kelp heaps, so they had a nice breakfast buffet.

If I stepped too close, they would run as a group to the next kelp pile. But, even if I stayed still, they kept moving.

morning shadows
at the tide edge