Common Sandpiper

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Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Miranda Krestovnikoff presents the Common Sandpiper. This bird can look slightly pot-bellied as it bobs nervously on the edge of an upland lake or on a midstream boulder. Get too close though and it will be off - flickering low over the surface on bowed wings.

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Tue 5 May 2015 05:58

Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)

Image courtesy of Steve Austin (