I finally got a chance to get down to Washoe Lake for a quick trip this
morning. Found 4 Pectoral Sandpipers north of Bellevue Road (got that monkey
off my back). Drove about 1.5 miles north along the shore and scanned the
gulls, along with Doug (from Gardnerville) and his son, and soon found the
Sabine's Gull. My only previous Sabine's Gull was a juvenile, so this one in
breeding plumage was a dandy, especially when it flew. I didn't see the
Franklin's Gull this morning, but maybe it will show up in the afternoon. On
the far northern shore were 2 Long-billed Curlews and 1 Black-bellied Plover.
Lots (and lots and lots) of Killdeer, and numerous Least and Western
Sandpipers. Also saw 3 Caspian Terns.