Despite the heat, I had a blast taking pictures of different kinds of wild ducks and various shorebirds despite using only my 300mm lens.
As it will be the case with the rest of my birding days in the U.S., there was always a "bonus" usually just before ending my sortie. Here at Bolsa Chica, it was a Horned Grebe in its colorful breeding plumage, feasting on some unfortunate fish.
For the rest of the Bolsa Chica bird photographs, please visit my gallery: Birds by Location . And click on California near the bottom. Thanks!