Tag Archives: Sanderling

Beach Treasure

Sanderlings poke and prod the sand as they work up and down the beach, eating little creepy-crawlies they feel with their beaks.

Sanderling on the Beach
Sanderling on the Beach

This one was intrigued by a dead crab. Could it be a treasure?

Sanderling on the Beach
Sanderling on the Beach

Not so sure, he tried the other side. He gave the crab a couple of pokes and moved on. This treasure was trash for this bird.

Sanderling on the Beach
Sanderling on the Beach

Sanderlings

I spotted this group of Sanderlings driving along Indian River Lagoon in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. The immediately took off, but returned with a flourish in just a few minutes.

Sanderlings in Flight
Sanderlings in Flight

I’ve usually seen them running along the surf, but this one loan Sanderling took a dip in water up to his belly.

Sanderling in the Surf
Sanderling in the Surf

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