A Whimbrel catches a sand crab (or something similar!) at Torrey Pines State Beach in San Diego. The interesting color in the picture is caused by a reflection of the nearby cliffs just before sunset. I would have preferred a lower angle, closer to the bird's level, but that would have resulted in my camera (and me) being drenched by the rapidly advancing tide and waves! (and it would have resulted in less reflection, as well).