I saw these birds Saturday morning. I've tried in vain to identify them in my Audubon guide, but I believe they are both some type of sandpiper. Does anyone know?
The larger one kept working that hole until it retrieved the ghost crab that was down there. It then took it out to the gulf and rinsed off the sand before swallowing it.
Notice that one of the littler ones only has one leg.
I was told by a very reliable source they are Sanderlings...There is a great picture in my album that I took of one in September!!!