Because both Long-billed and Marbled are rare here (4 and 12 records respectively) and Kittlitz's has yet to be reported, we hoofed it south along the beach for at least a half a mile in order to get closer to the bird:
From this angle, it kind of looks like a Kittlitz's, right? Sometimes trying to ID something from one photo can lead you very astray! I think all the previous photos showing the bill in every one of them is enough to show that this isn't a KIMU though. But what about Long-billed?
Zap Beach remains full of gulls and seals these days. Here's a tagged NORTHERN FUR SEAL, one of just a couple I've noticed:
We're seeing more AMERICAN PIPITS around lately including this one along Antone Wall:
Yes, it has giant wingbars but this is no japonicus. Hopefully I'll have more photos of the real thing later this month...