The sun was shining and I headed out to Boundary Bay a couple of hours before the high tide. While heading west from 104 St. I walked right up on a small group of peeps.
There was one Semipalmated Sandpiper,
… with a few Least Sandpiper.
While the Semipalmated Sandpiper took time out to rest,
… the Least Sandpiper kept busy.
On reaching the area of the pilings,
… there were some Baird’s Sandpiper,
… along with Pectoral Sandpiper.
Initially the Baird’s Sandpiper were out further in the tidal pools.
The Pectoral Sandpiper were sticking to high water mark foraging for food,
… and also taking time out to rest. With the higher number of Pectoral Sandpipers around I checked them all for a possible Sharp-tailed, but could not find one. A pleasant variety of species cooperating for photos this afternoon.
On checking BC Rare Bird Alert today there were reported sightings of a Little Stint and a Snowy Plover at Boundary Bay. I headed out there and while both birds had been located and seen by multiple observers, unfortunately I was not one of them.
As a consolation of sorts,
… there were still several Baird’s Sandpiper present.
After the rain this morning, it cleared up nicely for a late afternoon stroll at Boundary Bay. My main focus was the tidal pools between 96 St. and 104 St. Initially there were two of groups of Baird’s Sandpiper present.
While the larger first group was not going to let me get too close,
… the second smaller group was quite cooperative.
They spent a lot of time foraging in the seaweed along the high water mark,
… and did not seem to mind my tagging along.
They eventually meandered out into the tidal pools providing this final shot. Another enjoyable outing on the bay.