Sunday, May 1, 2011
Western sandpiper in summer colors, Pillar Point Harbor
A western sandpiper feeding in Pillar Point Harbor on Half Moon Bay. It's a wonderful time of year to be out looking for shorebirds, since they are all transitioning into their breeding colors. This means that normally drab brown and grey birds show splashes of bright colors as they prepare to migrate north to breed on the tundra.
View more shorebirds in my Sandpipers Gallery.