These guys hang out in Ocean Shores, WA, and they have no shame.
One of my absolute favorite shorebirds is the Buff-breasted Sandpiper. This bird was at Oyehut (Game Range) during high tide.
Other birds at the Game Range included Whimbrel, Long- and Short-billed Dowitcher, all 3 scoters, Red-throated Loon, Baird’s Sandpiper and 2 HUDSONIAN GODWITS (found by Gene Hunn). I missed the female King Eider.
Here a Western Sandpiper from up close.
Other noteworthy trip sightings include Sooty and Pink-footed Shearwater and a Pomarine Jaeger from the North Head Lighthouse at Ft. Canby, 6 Wandering Tattlers at the North Jetty of the Columbia River and 100s of Black-bellied Plovers and Short-billed Dowitchers plus 8 Red Knot in varying plumages at Bill’s Spit in Ocean Shores.
It was a good day.