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.
On closer examination I also noted some Black Turnstone.
Being awhile since photographing any I started with the turnstones.
Following them along the shoreline this bird did pause for a little preening,
… 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.
I managed this flight shot of the last one in the group.
I continued with the oystercatchers briefly,
… finishing with this one with after it found a tasty morsel.
Then it was back to the Black Turnstone,
… finishing the afternoon with this one taking time out for a bath.
It was still on the cool side this April Fool’s Day with their being a light dusting of snow in some parts of the greater Vancouver area. The skies were blue when I headed down to the Tsawwassen area and the southern portion of Boundary Bay Regional Park. As Mountain Bluebirds have been reported of late, this would be a good spot to check as they usually pass through here each year at this time. While I had no luck on the Bluebird front,
… there were some Red-winged Blackbirds willing to cooperate.
There were a few busy amongst the bullrush/cattail.
Already being in Tsawwassen, I headed to the ferry causeway after this. Unfortunately the sun disappeared behind some clouds when I arrived and the wind off the water was cold.
Too bad the conditions turned for the worse as there were a few groups of Black Turnstone foraging along the shoreline. One of which appeared to have a Surfbird mixed in with them. It has been a while since I have managed any Surfbird shots.
The usual Black Oystercatcher were about as well. It was just too grey and cold to spend much time with them on the beach.