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Western Sandpiper

I know I’ve written about Western Sandpipers before, but this time you can see their winter plumage.  Anywhere you see rock formations in the ocean, there are probably sandpipers.

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They travel in huge flocks.

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It’s actually hard to get a good picture of them in their winter plumage because their feathers are so light that they wind up looking over-exposed compared to the ocean background.

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On the rocks they eat slowly, probing each crevice for food.

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But on the sand, they will run up to a spot, and sink their beak all the way in.

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Then they withdraw their beaks from the sand, and run to the next spot.

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And as always I love my birds-in-motion shots, so here you go:

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