Alameda is Oakland's island neighbor and features lots of prime bay frontage. We took the opportunity to visit Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary with our little niece and nephew on a recent visit to California.Huge flocks of seabirds lined the shore.
A large white egret stood out from the crowd.
A long-billed curlew strutted his stuff.
I also spotted what I think is a species of plover.
We wandered along the path past some high reeds. What a great spot for a walk.
Another highlight was watching a group of cormorants sunning themselves on a pier.