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In the part of coastal south Wales where I live, Common sandpipers are not so common, though there has been at least one (the same one?) of these little bobbing beauties frequenting the shorelines of Cardiff Bay and the lower River Ely for many months now. These birds can be quite flighty, zipping away at the slightest noise or movement, but this little particular sandpiper was too busy searching for (and finding) tiny crustaceans to munch on to worry about the human clicking away on her camera from the pavement above, luckily.

221122 common sandpiper