The Common Sandpiper is one of the birds frequently seen at the concrete bridge at the river below the mine offices.
I love the way that many birds are able to stand on one leg for an extended period of time!
The Common Sandpiper is a small wader with a short, sharp bill and short, greenish legs. The dark grey-brown upperparts contrast with the white underparts and the white on the breast curves over the shoulder. I use this "C" formation - C for Common - to help me identify the bird ! This bird has a characteristic horizontal stance and often bobs its head and tail. Like the African Grey Flycatcher which I've posted about before, this bird is quite tame and stays relatively still while you photograph it!