Closest in my book is long-billed dowitcher, but no promises...
I'm not even going to guess; there are so many kinds of sandpipers.
those others were whimbrels or something, like you can really tell anything. These guys, though, are little. Western sandpiper or something. I'd assumed they were some kind of plover, but nah.
Even though I couldn't remember how much to compensate for the water's glare -- winter leaves me out of practice -- I thought these would come out better. Clearer. It was unusually close. Well, winter, winter. In winter I'm fortunate to see anything at all.
This was new because it was the size of the larger ones with the downward-curved bills, but with a, uh, straight bill. I didn't realize I didn't have any decent pictures of the curved-bill ones; I'll have to remember that when I see them next. Also, the curved-bills are often in groups of maybe 5. This was alone.