Sanderling spotting

Sanderling spotting
 

By the edge of this sandy bay at Earlsferry, the sanderlings dodged in amongst the surf on pattering feet, following the flow of the sea as it receded and quickly retreating up the beach again as the rolling water surged back.
Up and down this East Neuk shore skipped these little sanderlings, quickly snapping up tiny crustaceans and worms that had been revealed by the waves.  They are such attractive waders with their pearly pale plumage and continual frenetic activity.
Unusually for a bird, sanderlings lack a hind toe, which is an adaptation that enables them to quickly run on sand. It... read more

 
20 January 2018 in Lifestyle, Views: 54
Source: The Courier
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