Peeps are the world’s tiniest Sandpipers.

They weigh 3/4 of an ounce and stand just a couple inches tall.

They run speedily along the beach like frenetic tiny housekeepers, catching all sorts of little crabs to eat.

Here they are politely sharing a sandcrab lunch!

You can see how tiny they are in comparison to a Western Gull and a Godwit Sandpiper.

These peeps are Western Sandpipers.

They winter along the California coast and breed in Alaska and Siberia.

These constantly busy little birds are super entertaining to watch.

Cheers to you from California’s winter peeps~

193 thoughts on “Peeps~

  1. The true peeps, no brightly colored marshmallow confection. You’ve really captured the life of peeps in your photo gallery and the birds are so sweet up against those giant ones.


  2. I like sandpipers in general, they spend a lot of time at our lake shore in the summer, even appear to dance on logs, but the peeps as shown are delightful and very impressive in spite of their small size. Very beautiful photos, Cindy!


  3. Thank you for more great photographs! I delight in watching sandpipers on the beach when I camp with family members on Cape Cod each summer. So small and yet so strong!!! I often marvel at how birds manage to migrate β€” often vast distances β€” around our planet from season to season, generation to generation.


  4. You must be sitting so still that they don’t even notice you to get those shots. Incredible. The water looks like diamond bubbles around them. I learn so much here and now I want to go to the beach but ours is way too cold yet. ;( Thanks for sitting there and capturing these delicate little creatures.


  5. When we are mindful of our surroundings and see the communities that are in tune with nature, we become ever more grateful for the life that has been given. Beautiful photos, Cindy. Thank you for giving me a β€œmindful” moment. Hugs!


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