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The Common Sandpiper
A small wader with brown upper parts and white underparts is seen along rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and lochs.
Often seen on wetlands as it bobs up and down.
They are green/brown above
with a white belly and brown rump.
They have a short grey bill and green legs.
They are between 19 and 22cm in length with a wingspan of 40cm and they weigh in at around 50g.
The average lifespan is 8 years.
They eat insects spiders molluscs crustaceans and fish and frogs.
It nests on the ground
They are amber listed but can be seen all year round.