Last week I spent several days at Long Beach on the coast of Washington. It can be difficult there during the winter to find a window of opportunity for photography, as what seems like a never-ending series of storms come off the Pacific Ocean and slam the coast. Fortunately, I lucked out, and had not one, but two clear mornings to get out on the beach and photograph shorebirds.
It’s a bit early yet for the spring migration, so unfortunately there weren’t a great variety of shorebirds around, but I did have fun photographing Semipalmated Plovers, Sanderlings and Dunlin. I wish I had as much energy as these little birds that were darting frantically around the water’s edge looking for breakfast.