Received a message today concerning a fairly rare visitor to the Lower Mainland area. A Black-necked Stilt had been spotted at Reifel. It has been almost five years to the day since my last photo of this species in this area. So taking a little time off work was in order.
On arriving at the sanctuary I learned the bird was still present in the southwest field and headed right out there. On arriving there were several other birders/photographers already there.
The Black-necked Stilt was not hard to spot amongst the Dowitchers.
The bird provided good viewing and photo opportunities. It would have nice if it was a little closer, but still a lot better than my last photo/record shot.