On my way to work the other day I was diverted off the 401 by a car accident, as luck would have it, my detour took me right by the Blenheim Sewage Lagoons. There were plenty of shorebirds to be had including several White-rumped Sandpipers and a Short-billed Dowitcher among others. It was pretty dark out and I didn't venture too close for fear of spooking them.
Lots of Dunlin were present, including the one with his head up here
The big guy in the middle is a Short-billed Dowitcher.
A White-rumped Sandpiper at the back left here.
Plenty of Bonaparte's Gulls at the lagoons that day!