Thanks to Kiggavik (we miss your blogging) and Mongoose for identifing the bird in the photo as a sandpiper. Kiggavik specifically named it as a purple sandpiper caldris maritima. One of the great things about blogging is there is always someone watching that knows what they are talking about. Thank you very much.
I am away until this Friday so I have scheduled a post of Cape Dorset each day this week. I will try to post during my week of travel but I doubt I will have the opportunity. You will just have to wait until this weekend. Until then enjoy the daily photo.
I surprised this bird so bad that it froze in place giving me some time to get a nice photo. I believe it is a female snow bunting. Correct me if I'm wrong. I was only two meters away from her when I came around the corner.