The fall sandpiper migration was in full swing. The smaller birds are solitary sandpipers, Tringa solitaria. The larger ones are semi-palmated sandpipers, Calidris pusilla. They feast on the mud shrimps on the tidal flats before continuing their migration south.

sandpiper flock beach with sandpipers solitary sandpiper

Wilson's plover, Charadrius wilsonia

semi-palmated sandpiper

Double-crested cormorants, Phalacrocorax auritus


Great blue heron, Ardea hreondias

great blue heron

Black-throated green warbler, Setophaga virens

female marsh sparrow male marsh sparrow

Common raven, Corvus corax


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