Yesterday Van Burmiester found a Purple Sandpiper on the South Breakwater at Ludington Harbor. I didn't get a chance to look for it then but I was out there soon after sunrise this morning. Just past the bend of the pier I found the Dunlin that has been hanging out for a couple of weeks now.
Just after I finished photographing the Dunlin, Dave Dister called and told me that a Brant had been found near the 1st Street Pier in Manistee. Soon after the call from Dave I found the Purple Sandpiper and was able to get some close shots in good lighting.