-Calidris alpina-

Stocky, relatively large-headed wading bird, with long drooping bill and hunchbacked in appearance. Wades in shallow water and probes on beaches and mud flats for food. Non-breeding plumage relative dark brownish-gray.  Breeding plumage rufous on back and black patch on belly. Found in North America and Europe. Nests on northern tundra. In our area from November through May.  

Length: 8.5 inches
Wingspan: 17 inches
Weight: 2.1 oz