Common Sandpiper - Actitis hypoleucos
Common name: Common Sandpiper
Scientific name: Actitis hypoleucos
Accession number: 187
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: Summer, 1831
Inscription on reverse: "Common Sandpiper. Totanus hypoleucos. Female with eggs, and Young fully fledged. Leaves of Tussilago Farfara. The young bird shot on the Almond. Edinburgh. Summer of 1831. WMcG."