Whimbrels and their tracks seen at Shelter Cove. I think the probe holes were made by these two birds as well. I was following them along the shoreline and watching them feed.
The Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) is a wader in the large family Scolopacidae. It is one of the most widespread of the curlews, breeding across much of subarctic North America, Europe and Asia as far south as Scotland.