Thursday, August 19, 2010
When I was an undergrad at UC Berkeley I took Ornithology, and a guy in the class called the sanderlings (the little guys running along the shoreline) "peeps". Cute name for the cutest little birds. Always active - almost like hummers. Most of the time they are feeding along the waves (I got a great pic of one nearly submerged by a wave - generally they escape in time) but then they will suddenly fly off. I was catching rays and great views of these guys last week. Love 'em!