Sunday, 2 June 2013

Common Sandpiper Eggs

Many thanks to Kilchoan Early Bird for this photo of a common sandpiper's nest near Ardnamurchan Point Lighthouse.

Although there are said to be something like 12,000 pairs of the common sandpiper, Actitis hypoleucos, in Britain, the species is in decline. The pair usually lay four eggs which are incubated by both male and female for about three weeks.

There's more about them on the RSPB website, here.

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