13SEP11_Common Sandpiper, Little Stint, Slaty Backed Gull
What did I just say yesterday. 6 eyes are better than 2. Around lunch today Barb called me and said they had a Common Sandpiper at the Clam Lagoon Seawall. I rushed right over in pounding wind and rain and was able to find the bird after an hour of looking for it. I had seen it flush right away and land but then couldn’t find it for a bit. Seems it is really good at sneaking through the rocks. Since it was pouring rain all I got was binocular views so I didn’t get my camera wet. At the same time Frank and Barb first saw the COSA there was a small peep with it. Turns out that was a Little Stint. Everyone was happy with a lifer today.
Yes you can see the rain in the Stint picture. After dinner the weather improved and I went back out and that is when I got the pictures of the Common Sandpiper. On the way home I found a Slaty Backed Gull also.