Missing back finger near "heel".
|Scientific name||Calidris alba|
|Classification details||Charadriiformes Scolopacidae|
|Full length||about 19m|
|Distribution||Found in coastal areas around the world.|
A sandpiper that can be commonly seen on the beach. It was named in Japanese because it looks like three fingers because it has no first toe.
Body size is less than 20 cm, gray from head to back, and white on belly. The beak and feet are black. The tips of the tail feathers and the edges of the wings (from the shoulder to the tail feathers) are also dark brown.
Make a short, high-pitched voice while walking on the beach. It sounds like "kick" and "chick". When it takes off, it makes a "pew" sound.
It is often found on the coast and tidal flats. They roam in groups and forage on the beach. It seems to eat shellfish and small animals on the beach.
Miyagi Prefecture Watari Arahama Beach
I photographed a flock foraging on the beach in the morning. I had little sense of vigilance, and when I stood still, it crossed in front of me.
A flock runs toward the beach at the moment when the waves rush and pull away. When the next wave comes, they desperately run away so as not to be swept away. When I took a picture of them running away, it was cute that they were running away with desperate faces.
The video of the Sanderling.Not to be swept away by the waves.
Introducing a picture of Sanderling.