<p><i>Calidris mauri</i>, Scolopacidae<br />
Blackie Spit, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
September 1, 2013</p>

Flock of Juvenile Western Sandpipers

Calidris mauri, Scolopacidae
Blackie Spit, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
September 1, 2013

<p><i>Calidris mauri</i>, Scolopacidae<br />
Blackie Spit, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
September 1, 2013</p>

Flock of Juvenile Western Sandpipers

Calidris mauri, Scolopacidae
Blackie Spit, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
September 1, 2013

<p><i>Calidris mauri</i>, Scolopacidae<br />
Blackie Spit, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
September 1, 2013</p>

Juvenile Western Sandpiper

Calidris mauri, Scolopacidae
Blackie Spit, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
September 1, 2013

<p><i>Numenius americanus</i> &amp; <i>Limosa fedoa</i>, Scolopacidae<br />
Blackie Spit, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
September 1, 2013</p>

Long-billed Curlew & Marbled Godwit

Numenius americanus & Limosa fedoa, Scolopacidae
Blackie Spit, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
September 1, 2013

<p><i>Tringa melanoleuca</i>, Scolopacidae<br />
Blackie Spit, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
September 1, 2013</p>

Greater Yellowlegs

Tringa melanoleuca, Scolopacidae
Blackie Spit, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
September 1, 2013

<p><i>Numenius americanus</i>, Scolopacidae<br />
Blackie Spit, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
September 1, 2013</p>

Long-billed Curlew

Numenius americanus, Scolopacidae
Blackie Spit, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
September 1, 2013

<p><i>Limosa fedoa</i>, Scolopacidae<br />
Blackie Spit, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
September 1, 2013</p>

Marbled Godwit

Limosa fedoa, Scolopacidae
Blackie Spit, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
September 1, 2013

<p><i>Numenius americanus</i>, Scolopacidae<br />
Blackie Spit, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
September 1, 2013</p>

Long-billed Curlew

Numenius americanus, Scolopacidae
Blackie Spit, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
September 1, 2013

Last week I took a trip out to Blackie Spit in search for shorebirds. I had great luck working my way along the beach and I was able to carefully approach a flock of juvenile Western Sandpipers to within two meters. I was also got some good shots of the flocks in flight. Later on I was able to get some photos of the somewhat confused Long-billed Curlew that has been hanging around Blackie Spit for months and had recently shacked up with a Marbled Godwit. You can see a full list of my sightings in the KMZ file below.


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