On a recent trip out to see the Whooping Cranes at Osler, it was nice to see a small scattering of shorebirds that hadn't yet decided to fly south.
More noticeable were the bigger flocks of Black-bellied Plover, associating with a few Baird's Sandpiper, but the highlight was seeing a couple of American Golden Plover foraging in the marsh with them.
Up until this point, I have only seen this species at a distance and usually mid-flight, with their Golden backs glinting in the Sun.
American Golden Plover :
Black-bellied Plover :