Stocky, short-legged sandpiper with a dropping bill that is yellow at the base. Slate gray above with grayish spotting on the breast.© Evan Lipton | Macaulay LibraryRhode Island, February 14, 2017
Its short legs and round belly often make it look like it's squatting. Purplish sheen only visible at close range.© Christoph Moning | Macaulay LibraryFinnmark, April 05, 2011
Forages in the rocky intertidal zone, quickly picking up aquatic invertebrates at low tides before the rocks get covered as the tide comes back in.© Tom Johnson | Macaulay LibraryNew Jersey
Often flies short distances low over the water in tight groups.© Brian Sullivan | Macaulay LibraryNew Jersey, December 19, 2003
Plump shorebird with short, yellow legs found foraging along rocky shorelines.© Evan Lipton | Macaulay LibraryRhode Island, December 30, 2016
Breeding birds are heavily spotted below with whitish edging on the wings. The bill is yellowish at the base and slightly curved.© Ryan Terrill | Macaulay LibraryFlorida, April 12, 2012
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