Sanderlings at breakfast time.

If you have been following my post any length of time you will know I have posted a lot of pictures of one of my favourite shorebirds “Sanderlings”.

Facts – Length:20-21cm Wingspan:36-39cm Weight:50-60g

Today was a dull and damp morning by 08.30 I was led flat on the beach enjoying some close views of a large flock of about 100 of these busy little birds feeding along the shoreline and dodging the spray.

Today’s post gives just a “few” of the pictures I took this morning.

The longest living sanderling was from Nova Scotia and was recorded to be 13 years and one month old.

 The birds we see in the UK are long-distance migrants who have moved south to winter from their Arctic breeding grounds