Forster's Terns appeared to be nesting in the reeds near the blind and many were fishing in the waters all around us.
We thought we were seeing some great things, which we were, but when we got to the blind, we saw something that was truly amazing.
There were several families of Eared Grebes hanging out around the blind; the mothers playing taxi to their young chicks while the fathers dove and swam about, gathering food for the young.
Occasionally, the mothers would shake the chicks off their backs; either tired of carrying their young charges or attempting to get them practicing swimming.
While we were watching the grebes, activity went on as always with the other birds and there were many White-faced Ibises flying by us.
Eventually, we had to leave, though it was quite hard to tear ourselves away from the blind. Good birds were still to be seen on the way out though as we spotted a singing LeConte's Sparrow by the parking area near the blind, the Trumpeter Swan near the sewage outfall who has been there for some time, at least 3 pairs of American Avocets by the sewage outfall and a singing Western Meadowlark perched on a fencepost.