Today’s destination was the Tsawwassen Ferry causeway for Snow Buntings. I believe the first sightings this fall/winter were at Iona, but they have returned again to the causeway. While the skies were sunny, it was on the cool with the breeze. Arriving on the south side I was distracted right away,
… by a Whimbrel.
It was busy foraging for food along the shoreline with the regular Black Oystercatchers.
While the bird seemed fairly cooperative, it kept getting flushed by a kite surfer when he would go zipping by. Fortunately I still managed a few decent shots before moving on.
About half way down the causeway I located the Snow Buntings feeding on the ground.
They seemed a little skittish, so I stayed put in one area they seemed to favour.
Here they would perch on the driftwood when moving between the beach and road. It has been over a year since I have photographed either Whimbrel or Snow Bunting at this location, so I would count today’s outing as a success.