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Spotted Sandpiper The Water Connection

Although Spotted Sandpipers usually remain ashore, they can wade in shallow water and can swim and dive in deeper water.

Spotted Sandpipers most often forage along shorelines for a meal of aquatic insects, small crustaceans and young fish; however, the birds also can snatch flying insects from the air.

Spotted Sandpipers have been observed dipping insect prey into the water before eating them, although the reason for this is unclear.