Birds of the World

Scolopacidae : Sandpipers

Common Sandpiper

Actitis hypoleucos

Highland, Scotland - April 2011

Common Sandpiper is a summer visitor to Britain where it breeds along the gravelly shores of lakes and rivers, preferably close to wooded areas.

Highland, Scotland - April 2011

It is easily recognised even from a distance by its crouched posture and constant habit of bobbing its rear end up and down.