Except of the knot(s). Those ones are terrible.
I walked Tiscornia to Jean Klock and back this morning ... and had no shorebirds of any kind. I had more time than expectations however and so I walked Silver to Lions ... this worked out much better. I totally missed a Piping Plover hunched down in the dry sand until it flushed quite close. I staked out some little flooded spots on the beach and hunkered down to see if it would work its way back. Aided by some beach walkers, it did.
The other shorebirds worked their way past as well. This adult Sanderling was still in fairly bright plumage
Juvenile Least Sandpipers can be very bright birds.
While I was photographing the Least a large long-winged calidrid whipped past. The white rump and plain grayish tail gave the bird away as a Red Knot.
Remarkably, two hours later a/the knot flew past in New Buffalo 25 miles to the south.