|Bonaparte Gulls allow you to get close|
|Harlequin Ducks like rocky shorelines|
We also saw lots of Bonaparte gulls and we like these small graceful gulls since they seem more elegant than normal gulls. They were apparently were named by Charles Lucien Bonaparte, a relative of Napoleon Bonaparte and are the only gull to nest in trees. They also let you get very close to them so getting a good photo is not too much of a problem. We paddled this section at a relatively high tide which tends to push the birds onto narrower swaths shoreline. If readers see other returning birds let us know since we always look forward to the return of the ducks in the late summer and fall.