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Common sandpiper

Actitis hypoleucus

Description:

A small wader with contrasting brown upperparts and white underparts. It habitually bobs up and down, known as 'teetering', and has a distinctive flight with stiff, bowed wings. Its presence is often betrayed by its three-note call which it gives as it flies off.

Habitat:

This one was standing the rainy weather on the top of a rock in the river near Pitlochry and it was making a call.

Notes:

http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/species/co...

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4 Comments

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Is it cold out there?

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Thanks, Micolo!

Micolo
Micolo 7 years ago

Lovely set,nice spot

beaker98
beaker98 7 years ago

Nice series Marta! I love sandpipers, although I have difficulty getting close enough to them:)

The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

Scotland, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jun 22, 2013
Submitted on Aug 8, 2013

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