The terns have returned in force to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve! A couple of Foresters terns have discovered its easier to fish from a standing position on the handrails of the walkbridge over the wetlands than it is to hover and dive into the water. I haven't noticed any black skimmers yet, but the least terns and snowy plovers can be seen on the sandy nesting area behind the fence at the end of the walkbridge.
The great blue herons are nesting in the eucalyptus trees on the Bolsa Chica Mesa. There are at least 6 nests, probably more in the trees.