March 6, 2015 – Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)

Requested by: derbytup

Common Sandpipers breed in Europe and Asia, wintering in Western Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and Australia. They eat insects, marine invertebrates, small fish and amphibians, and some seeds. Foraging alone or in small groups during the day, they may roost in flocks of over 100 at night. Their nests are shallow scrapes in the ground where both parents incubate the eggs and care for the chicks.