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The Sanderlings in the Tide

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These guys were great fun to watch, running back and forth against the tide. It brought back fond memories of doing the same thing as a child, although not quite for the same reasons.

These sanderlings were digging up their meals, insects that can be found by poking at the sand.

Fun fact: the sanderling has a large winter territory, covering coastlines from South America to the northern United States. In the summer, they return to the Arctic to breed.

The Sanderlings in the Tide
13 April 2009
Cupsogue Beach, Westhampton Beach, NY