Now that i've got that off my chest Sunday was the day we decided to head over to the Sunshine Coast to see about Rock Sandpipers.
Ever since i got my first shot of one at Mission Point (just before Sechelt) in early 2010 i've wanted a re-match.
I had planned to go after them in December but then the lens broke and everything was thrown in the air.
I figured i might be too late for them now but it was still worth it since Black Oystercatcher, Surfbird, Black Turnstone, Black Scoter are the other attractions, along with gulls, crows, goldeneyes etc.
Didn't get any Rock Sandpipers on Sunday and we waited a while for the loose flocks of turnstones to come in to roost on the descending tide. Saw a Surfbird in the mix but not much else alas.
Other notable birds that morning included Barrow's Goldeneye, Black Scoter and Northwestern Crow.
I was laying down the whole morning to get a low angle.