Marina Park Pathway, Emeryville, CA
Usually seen in Asia and Europe, this lone Bar-tailed Godwit (most likely a juvenile) is a rare visitor to the Bay Area and, for that matter, most of North America. Since its surprising sighting a couple of weeks ago, it has attracted many birders to the Emeryville shoreline along the south side of Powell Street. It seems comfortably mixed with flocks of its distant and slightly bigger relatives Marbled Godwits (16 vs. 18 inches in average length). Note its namesake barred tail and rump.
Tags: Emeryville Marina & Park Marina Park Pathway Bar-tailed Godwit