I think this is a Sanderling. I am sure this is a Sandpiper of some sort. This group of birds are often refereed to as “Peeps” because they are hard to identify.They are found running along the beach, searching for food at the water’s edge. Fun birds to watch.
To be honest, a good friend, who is quite the bird expert, told me that he though it was a Sanderling. My argument against that is the size of the bird. It just did not seem big enough to be a Sanderling.
If there are any opinions of what this bird may be, please add them to the comments.