Western, Baird’s + Least Sandpipers

Braved the heat and headed out to Boundary Bay for the high tide, which turned out to be not very high at all. I walked the tidal flats between 104 Street and the mansion. Much to my dismay there was not much around at all. At the mansion there were a couple of Lesser Yellowlegs and Least Sandpipers. On my way back there was another small group,

Killdeer
Killdeer

… the larger Killdeer got my attention first.

Western Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper

Then the Western Sandpiper. There were also a couple of Least Sandpiper in this group as well. A little further on,

Baird's Sandpiper
Baird’s Sandpiper

… were two Baird’s Sandpiper foraging amongst the sea weed.¬†Before packing it in,

Least Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper

… another small mixed group of Western and Least Sandpipers landed amongst the pilings. Pretty slim pickings today.