The Sanderling is a small sandpiper. It runs up and down the beach probing for food. Note that it is in the surf zone so it spends quite a bit of time running in and out (or back and forth) with each incoming wave. The sanderling has black legs and feet and a black bill. By the time they reach this area, they have faded from their more colorful plumage.
Coastal. Spotted on the gulf coast FL, USA.
Lat: 27.90, Long: -82.84
Spotted on Oct 17, 2011
Submitted on Oct 18, 2011