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,
… there was only this lone Red-necked Phalarope.
It was busy foraging for food in a shallow pool close to the dyke.
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.
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.
Headed out to Reifel this morning to help with the Marshnotes newsletter mailing. Once that was finished the tide was high, so I headed out to the west field for look before leaving. I was hoping for a Stilt Sandpiper, but no such luck.
Instead were these two Wilson’s Phalarope along with two Red-necked Phalarope. While watching the Phalarope I could hear some Sora chattering away in the reeds.
To make my afternoon one decided to pop out into the open,
… and wander around stretching briefly before disappearing back amongst the reeds.