|Sunset and Western Sandpipers
On our second day, we went down in the evening to watch the sunset. What we did not expect to see was tens of thousands of birds
flying in unison being chased by some type of vulture. Our friend Gail Cheeseman wrote, "I checked with a shorebird expert we know
and he thinks they would be either Western Sandpipers or Dunlins. They all look like the same species." Subsequently, I heard from
Carolyn Morillo who saw the same spectacle two days later and identified the birds as Dunlins, so Dunlins they are.
We spent 46 hours in Ocean Shores. What a great time we had there. And what luck we had with the weather.