Sandpipers on the Beach at Southern Shores, North Carolina. These guys patrol the beach, running out into the surf between breakers looking for air bubbles coming through the wet sand; a sign that a tiny sand crab is below. They then poke their long, slender bill into the sand and fish out a tasty snack. Hard working little birds, I was surprised to see this quartet stand still for a few seconds. Have a Great Evening and Thanks for the Look. Click on the Photograph for a larger view.