Greater Vancouver, Lower Fraser Valley, Chilliwack, Hope, Lytton, Whistler, Squamish, Powell River, Howe Sound
It is that time of year, when Siberian long distance migrating sandpipers occasionally take the wrong flight and instead of heading towards New Zealand, end up in Delta, British Columbia, thousands of kilometres away from their fall migration stopover points in southeast Asia.


I remember seeing this bird along the shorelines of Southeast Asia back in the early 1990s, and numbering in flocks of hundreds.


And every few years, I see it in various places in Delta in the fall season.


Q: how does a sharp tailed sandpiper feed in water deeper than the length of its beak?
A: by closing its eyes.

Apart from the sharp tailed sandpiper, I noted at least six thousand snow geese that had apparently arrived within the last two days.

Another notable was a pair of Wilson's snipe at the outer ponds, running about at the mudflat quite exposed.
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