Peeps is slang for the 5 smallest North American sandpipers. Of the 5, the Least Sandpiper is the smallest shore bird in the world. Sometimes I don't realize that until I get a photo of one with another bird for comparision. Often nervous and hard to photograph, I took full advantage of a temporary sandbar which was right in front of a pier I visit frequently. It gave me my first change to photograph these tiny birds along with other shorebirds up close and personal.
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferous)
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)