You know the birds I’m talking about. The little ones that run to and fro on tiny black legs, alternately chasing and being chased by waves on sandy beaches. They have a black bill in addition to their black legs and are white below and dark above. They’re the ones that probe in the wet sand oh-so-briefly exposed by a receding wave and sometimes they come up with a delectable morsel. Sanderlings!
All of these shots of my favorite shorebird were taken at Jones Beach this August, the first time since spring I have seen any Sanderlings (they breed way up north).