Traffic was bad so didnt make it till 9:45. Ouch, the tide was already out and very few birds in the pans. Well, you actually only need one bird at the time and as I sat in my car I spotted a few individuals who for some reason hadn't gone out to the mud flats.
Waders undergo an amazing transformation of color to fit them better in their upcoming breeding grounds on the Siberian tundra. Camouflage is the name of the game.
The Red-necked Stints were there in various stages of moulting.
Lesser Sand Plover is another bird that a bit of color quickly adds to its attraction.
Broad-billed, Marsh and Curlew Sandpiper added to the variety.