Whimbrels fly great distances and often need to rest and feed on quiet beaches. Carolyn Case photographed two of these shorebirds recently.
They use their long, curved bill to dig in the sand, searching for invertebrates. They also eat insects and berries.
To hear their call, here is a link to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/whimbrel/sounds
Thanks to Carolyn for allowing me to share her photo with you here.