Common Sandpiper - Actitis hypoleucos
Common name: Common Sandpiper
Scientific name: Actitis hypoleucos
Accession number: 189
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: 1831-1841
"The Sandpipers inhabit the sandy and muddy coasts of the sea in autumn and winter, often collecting into large flocks .. In summer they are scattered over the moors and marshy districts of the northern countries, where they breed, forming a shallow nest"