Sanderlings on the beach.
a small, gray-and-white sandpiper (Calidris alba), often found on sandy beaches
Origin of sanderling; from sand + uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old English yrthling, farmer, kind of bird, literally , earthling
A small shorebird (Calidris alba) found on sandy beaches almost worldwide, having predominantly gray and white plumage.
Origin of sanderlingPerhaps from sand + –ling1.