Bird: Sanderling (Calidris alba)

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Sanderling (Calidris alba)
Sanderling (Calidris alba)
Common name:Sanderling
Latin name:Calidris alba
Family:Sandpipers (Scolopacidae)
This photo:Marazion, Mounts Bay, Cornwall
This small wading bird breeds in the Arctic and may travel up to 10,000 kms south to warmer climates for the Winter. It is often seen during the winter on sandy beaches around the UK, rushing up and down the beach with the ebb and flow on the surf line.