Headed out to Boundary Bay a littler earlier this afternoon. I wanted to get there before the tide started to come in. The hope being to get some sandpipers out on the sand. On starting out west along the dyke from 104 St. there was not much around. There was one Peregrine Falcon around which could be problematic. Then on reaching 96 St. there was another bird of prey,
… this Cooper’s Hawk. While watching the accipiter I noticed some shore birds arriving. I made my way down to the beach and located a couple of small groups of mixed birds.
First up were some Least Sandpipers.
I managed a couple of shots while they foraged amongst the sea weed,
… and then standing atop a pile of it.
Next up were the larger Baird’s Sandpiper.
I managed to get fairly close again to these birds.
With this one quite willing to strike a classic pose. I was hoping to find some Pectoral Sandpipers and spend some time with them now they are back in the area. No such luck today so the consolation bird,
… was this immature Ring-billed Gull.
It was busy along the shoreline now that the tide was coming in,
… and provided a few photo opportunities to finish off the afternoon.