With Snow Bunting being seen at Iona recently, I decided to try the Tsawwassen Ferry causeway where they can also seen. While there were no buntings around, there were several Black Oystercatcher present.
On closer examination I also noted some Black Turnstone.
Being awhile since photographing any I started with the turnstones.
Following them along the shoreline this bird did pause for a little preening,
… and a nice wing stretch when it resumed its way along the beach. Then some Black Oystercatcher further down the beach started flying in my direction.
I managed this flight shot of the last one in the group.
I continued with the oystercatchers briefly,
… finishing with this one with after it found a tasty morsel.
Then it was back to the Black Turnstone,
… finishing the afternoon with this one taking time out for a bath.
There have been up to five Lapland Longspur being seen for several days along the Tsawwassen ferry causeway, so that was today’s destination.
After walking for a while along the north side,
… I located two Lapland Longspur.
They were busy feeding in the grass.
These two birds were more than cooperative.
So much so, I had to back up a few times. A birder and regular visitor from England arrived looking for the Lapland Longspur, spotted me and then the birds. This sighting was a life list addition for him. We had a nice chat while standing back watching them continue foraging and make their way around my camera and tripod.