Scandinavian Mountains over 2000m - Flora & Fauna

Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter

Flora & FaunaBirds › Common Sandpiper

Tringa hypoleucos, Common Sandpiper, Strandsnipe. 20cm.

Common Sandpiper
A common summer visitor, frequently seen beside mountain lakes and high mountain streams.

They nest on the ground, often in a shingle hollow lined with vegetation. They feed on insects and their larvae.

They are mostly solitary birds but may band into small flocks. During flight the wings are held swiftly downwards, and when static it bobs its tail continuously.