A short, turd-shaped bird who breeds in the northern tundra, but hangs around up and down both coastlines of north america in the non-breeding season. It has a slightly upturned bill, which would suggest an air of superiority, except it spends a lot of its time with that bill shoved into the sand, flipping up small stones and wads of seaweed in a bid to find insects or small crustaceans to eat. Also, it’s not above sticking its beak into the odd tern or gull egg when it gets the chance. What a dick.
Identification: This guy looks like someone threw up calico cat on a sandpiper.