After some morning errands were completed there was a window of opportunity for me to get out. So I made my way to Boundary Bay for some shore birds. Target bird of the day was Ruddy Turnstone which had been seen the last couple of days. The usual Black-bellied Plovers were at the foot of 104 St., but I continued toward the pilings and just west of them I noticed some activity.
There were two Ruddy Turnstones not far from the dyke.
Being the only one out there, they were comfortable and allowed me to move around with them usually just 25-30 feet away.
As you can see from the above shots they were busy turning over driftwood foraging for food.
Also bark, as in this shot, and rummaging through the seaweed.
The Turnstone were mixed in with a group of Baird’s Sandpipers,
… a few Pectoral Sandpipers,
… and a couple of Lesser Yellowlegs.
So, a good first day out shore birding.