Small Shore Bird

One of the Peeps

Sanderlings, Sandpipers, Peeps…a confusing lot of similarly sized and colored shore birds according to Cornell’s All About Birds. They are fun to watch as they zip along the water’s edge poking the sand for food.

Small Shore Bird
Small Shore Bird

This peep was on his own. He had a buddy when I first spotted him but he flew up the beach.

Small Shore Bird
Small Shore Bird

They are easy to overlook because of their small size and their brown feathers blend them into the sand

Small Shore Bird
Small Shore Bird

The reflection of the sun in the wet sand made a nice color backdrop when he went closer to the water.

Small Shore Bird
Small Shore Bird

6 thoughts on “One of the Peeps”

  1. This was my first year birding. Half the challenge lies within identifying them, isn’t it? So many small things to look at. I think this little peep (very cute name 😊) is a semipalmated sandpiper. (?)

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