Willets are pretty common along the beaches of the southeastern United States, at least during the winter months. I sat on a Gulf Coast beach in Florida and watched a fairly large flock resting well above the water line. The pictures I took of the larger group didn’t really do much for me. They were simply too busy. This smaller group of three made for a much cleaner composition.
Up and on the beach early one morning in late August I watched these two sanderlings interacting. It wasn’t clear whether this was some type of courtship display or a standoff over which bird had domain over the beach.
These little crabs are so well camouflaged they are nearly impossible to see until they move. This one was busy digging when I spotted it. Each time it went back into in the hole I crept a little closer until I was able to get this photo.