A least sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) in basic plumage probing the sand for invertebrates.
A sanderling in alternate plumage.
A red knot (Calidris canutus) on a Georgia beach during its northward migration.
A dunlin (Calidris alpina) in near complete alternate plumage, foraging on a Georgia beach during its spring migration.
Stormy weather may have forced this ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpres) onto a barrier island beach during its northward migration.
Willets (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus) in a territorial dispute. Horseshoe crabs had deposited eggs on this section of beach and the willets seemed to be defending feeding rather than nesting territories.