American + Pacific Golden-Plover

I arrived at Boundary Bay a couple of hours before the high tide. On heading west from 104 St., things were pretty quiet.

Pectoral Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper

There was one group of about two dozen Pectoral Sandpipers,

Pectoral Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper

… that were busy foraging for food that I spent some time with.

Pectoral Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper

As I have usually found,

Pectoral Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper

… the Pectoral Sandpipers were pretty cooperative.

As the tide started coming in I made my way back towards 104 St. as that was where the Plover flock was. There have been several American and Pacific Golden-Plover seen in recent days. While I pretty much had the tidal flats to myself earlier, there were other people out now watching the plovers as well. This would make it challenging as more often than not, the Black-bellied Plovers are wary of people approaching. I made my way toward one smaller group closer in,

American Golden-Plover
American Golden-Plover

… and found an American Golden-Plover tucked in with the Black-bellied.

American Golden-Plover
American Golden-Plover

It did not take long before they started to move,

American Golden-Plover
American Golden-Plover

… but when it stopped there was another American Golden-Plover to the right of it. Then closer to 104 St. something else caught my attention,

Pacific Golden-Plover
Pacific Golden-Plover

… a Pacific Golden-Plover. While I could not get as close as I would have liked, it was great to see both these Golden-Plover species today.