Pectoral sandpipers (Calidris melanotos)
It was late afternoon and a small flock had just flown in for a little R&R. They are on their way southward to South America having spent the summer in the Arctic.
A closer view
Here this medium-sized sandpiper has found a small, shallow pond.
Walking through shallow water to find a more fruitful spot
In fact, it's preferred habitats are marshes and grassy pools.
Pectoral sandpipers eat mostly insects and larvae but enjoy small, tasty crustraceans, snails and even small fish.
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