Sandpiper Serendipity

At the South Beach shore was a scattering of sandpipers.

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I am told that the correct collective noun for a group of sandpipers is a “fling”.

The word choice is good, for that’s just what sandpipers do as a group when they go airborne, they fling themselves aloft. They fling, up in a heartbeat, but soon settle,  resuming their search for food. They look like little sewing machines as their beaks stitch up and down through the wet sand.

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“Where’s the serendipity?”, you ask?

Here, in this photo.

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The birds look choreographed.

Half of them with right legs up, half with legs crossing, moving forward. When I saw it, I was reminded of the musical “West Side Story”, and the song “Here Come the Jets”.

 

 

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