This photo is a study in the myopia of the photographer. I noticed a Willet and a Whimbrel facing each other, in profile to me and in the same plane, so they would both be sharp in the image. Might be an OK picture. Focus, click.
Only later when I was processing the file at home did I notice that by concentrating on these two familiar birds I had missed a rarer one spilling off the left edge of the frame with its tail outside the frame: a RED KNOT. Not only that, but a BLACK TURNSTONE, another rarity here, was right above the Whimbrel, a blur in the photo. Further, above the Willet was a blurred bird with bright yellow legs which I now believe was a SURFBIRD. In the end, I did get good pictures of the Surfbirds I saw (at least six), but only this partial one of a Knot and none of a Turnstone. Oh the picture also shows Western Flycatchers and a Curlew and maybe a Black-bellied Plover or two, all in all enough to justify calling it a potpourri of shorebirds, particularly shorebirds of the rocky ocean shore, two of which (Turnstone and Surfbird) I'd never seen away from the coast before.