Western Sandpiper

Late this afternoon I headed out to Boundary Bay again for the rising tide. Initially there were small groups of Baird’s, Least and Western Sandpipers. As the tide started making its way inward things picked up with hundreds of Western and some Black-bellied Plovers. While there were lots more birds than my last walk here, I was just not getting them where I preferred for photos on the¬†tidal flats. With so many of them bombing around, I decided to try my hand at some flight shots before calling it a day.

Western Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper

Definitely a challenge tracking these fast moving small shorebirds, but I did manage this keeper of a Western Sandpiper.