Black Turnstone + Oystercatcher

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.

Black Turnstone
Black Turnstone

On closer examination I also noted some Black Turnstone.

Black Turnstone
Black Turnstone

Being awhile since photographing any I started with the turnstones.

Black Turnstone
Black Turnstone

Following them along the shoreline this bird did pause for a little preening,

Black Turnstone
Black Turnstone

… 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.

Black Oystercatcher
Black Oystercatcher

I managed this flight shot of the last one in the group.

Black Oystercatcher
Black Oystercatcher

I continued with the oystercatchers briefly,

Black Oystercatcher
Black Oystercatcher

… finishing with this one with after it found a tasty morsel.

Black Turnstone
Black Turnstone

Then it was back to the Black Turnstone,

Black Turnstone
Black Turnstone

… finishing the afternoon with this one taking time out for a bath.

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