A day spent with Sanderlings is surely a day well spent. Even when they are not feeding in their endearing manner, chasing the waves back and forth, Sanderlings are still one of the most watchable birds that you are ever likely to see. I missed my OCD therapy session today and do you know, it didn’t matter.

My travels this week took me to Miami, where the ocean could barely summon the energy to lap gently against the sand.  Sanderlings have the ability to slow time as each fluid run matches and marks an ocean’s pulse beat and a clock’s tick. Like a long pendulum, running in with the wave, ‘tick’ and gently back down the beach, ‘tock’.

Today there were no waves to chase, so the Sanderlings relaxed and bathed, while for me, Time stood still.

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Written by Redgannet
Redgannet has been working for over 33 years as a crew member/flight attendant and enjoys the well-ventilated air of the outdoors. The nom de blog, Redgannet, was adopted to add an air of mystery and to make himself more attractive to women. His father first whetted Redguga's appetite for all things natural by buying him his first pair of 7x35s and a copy of Thorburn's Birds. Having no mentor beyond an indulgent parent, he spent the first season hoping for an Egyptian Vulture at the bird table in his English garden. His most memorable birding moment is seeing an Egyptian Vulture with those same binoculars 26 years later. Redgannet is married to Canon, but his heart and half of his house belongs to Helen and their son Joseph. He is looking forward to communicating with people who don't ask if he is searching for the "feathered variety" of bird.