I believe these shoreline birds are sandpipers. They were scooting up and down the beach last night diligently pecking at the washed up seashells hunting for food. The bird in the middle of the pack nabbed what looked like a live crab. But, the crustacean must have put up too much of a fight because after shaking it a few times, the bird dropped it and all three sandpipers quickly stepped away. I suppose it's just a lot easier to open your refrigerator and select from an array of leftovers. Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving!