Badges 1989

Badges 1989 (2012)

Ink on paper, 210 × 297mm.

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Birds of Shore and Sea #7

Common sandpiper or Actitis hypoleucos (2011)

Watercolour on paper, 210 × 297mm.

A smallish wader with contrasting brown upperparts and white underparts.  It habitually bobs up and down, known as ‘teetering’, and has a distinctive flight with stiff, bowed wings.  Its presence is often betayed by its three-note call which it gives as it flies off.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/c/commonsandpiper/index.aspx