In this collection I’ve placed my photos of sandpipers, herons, and gulls; birds I associate with water and the shore. Growing up in Washington on the coast I called all gulls seagulls, but living now hundreds of miles from the ocean I’ve learned that gulls live in a wide variety of habitats although all do seem to include water. Likewise the sandpipers and other small shorebirds I also associated with the ocean because of where I grew up but they also are far ranging from tiny ponds to large rivers. Nesting and feeding all across this state, they are more common than I once believed, but easily blend into their surroundings. Most shore birds are not spectacular in color and often are just the opposite. Their coloration blends in so well that sometimes unless they move you would not even know they are there.