Common Sandpipers - Western Isles Bird Sightings
The common sandpiper is a migratory, but it frequents similar habitats year-round. When in upland areas, sandpipers live along river, ponds, or lakes. In the Western Isles you can see them hopping around the rocks on cliff tops and moorland close to the sea.
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Sandpipers - Isle of Lewis and Harris - Western Isles Bird Sightings
The common sandpiper bobs up and down continually.It normally looks crouched and often bobs the rear of its body up and down. Its flight is distinctive with shallow, rapid beats interrupted by short glides on stiff, downward bent wings. These show a conspicuous white wing bar.