Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus)
There were a few curlews actively feeding in the swash zone. They appeared to be catching small Mole Crabs (Emerita analoga).
Occasionally they would be joined by a flock of Marbled Godwits (Limosa fedoa), offering a nice comparison.
I also encountered several Snowy Plovers (Charadrius nivosus) resting higher on the beach:
Not such a bad meeting break!