Scientific name: Calidris alba
The Sanderling scampers about the waves looking for marine crustaceans, fish and even jellyfish to eat. It visits the UK in winter from its Arctic breeding grounds, but can also be seen as it passes through on migration during spring and autumn.
Average lifespan: 7 years
Classified in the UK as Amber under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015).