Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Shorebird

During a recent trip to the Gulf of Mexico, I spotted this shorebird as it was feeding on the sandy beach.  Just as the surf moved toward the feathered creature, it would dart out of the water's reach but then quickly follow the retreating waves as they exposed various crustaceans and so forth.  Regarding the exact species, I am unsure but my best guess is a juvenille Sanderling.  However, if you know otherwise, please let me know!

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