Sanderlings on the beach.
sanderling definition by Webster's New World
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a small, gray-and-white sandpiper (Calidris alba), often found on sandy beaches
Origin: ; from sand plush uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old English yrthling, farmer, kind of bird, literally , earthling
sanderling definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A small shore bird (Crocethia alba) related to the sandpipers, having predominantly gray and white plumage.
Origin: Perhaps from sand + -ling1.