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.