COMMON SANDPIPER (Actitis hypoleucos)
The common sandpiper is about 8 inches long, and is found mainly in Europe and Asia. It breeds in the northern hemisphere, and migrates in the southern hemisphere for the winter, as far as Australia. Sandpipers are shoreline foragers and pick small invertebrates in shallow water. The English name ‘Sandpiper’ stems from ‘sand’, and Latin ‘pipa’, which means to ‘chirp’.