A recent trip to the coast on a sunny and windy day resulted in these images of shorebirds using rocky habitats. Two of these species are usually found on rocks, but the other two are not. I wonder if the blowing sand had driven these birds to the relatively sheltered rocky areas.
Least Sandpipers are hard to spot among the rocks. This bird was part of a small flock near the jetty at Fort Stevens.
This Dunlin was hanging out on a line of rocks near the same jetty. I have seen Dunlin here before.
Surfbirds at the Seaside Cove. Their color closely matches the dry basalt boulders.
Black Turnstones are common winter residents at the Seaside Cove.