Red-necked Phalarope

I headed out to Boundary Bay this afternoon for the first time in a long time. My timing was wrong for tides as it was well out and high tide was several hours away. It was just a short walk between 104 St. and the pilings and I was not expecting to find much, but figured there may be a few shorebirds around the tidal pools. As it turned out,

Red-necked Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope

… there was only this lone Red-necked Phalarope.

Red-necked Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope

It was busy foraging for food in a shallow pool close to the dyke.

Red-necked Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope

The Red-necked Phalarope was more than cooperative allowing me to tag along quite close as it worked its way back and forth along the pool.

Red-necked Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope

It even took time out for rest a couple of times. It stayed there until it was flushed by a Northern Harrier flying over the dyke. Having some quality time with this beauty made the afternoon worth it, even if it was the only bird.

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