Earlier this fall we came upon numerous flocks of dunlin out on the sand bars in Rondeau Bay.
We were able to get close without them spooking.
The Dunlin is a familiar shorebird around the world, where its bright reddish back and black belly, and long, drooping bill distinguish it from nearly all other shorebirds. It breeds across the top of both North America and Eurasia, and winters along coasts around the northern hemisphere. source- Cornell Lab of Ornithology.