I did, indeed, hear part of a wren's song, and the call of the sandpiper; but that was all.
After the eagle had passed the sandpiper resumed his feeding.
Curiously enough the Sandpiper is not aquatic in its habits.
It had no tail, but it wagged the hind end of its body just as a sandpiper does.
It is a very similar bird to the Least Sandpiper, and about the same size.
The kingfisher was common; the swallows had not yet taken their flight, and in some places the sandpiper was seen upon the bank.
Round the back of the course The Spot went up to him, followed by Sandpiper.
Meanwhile, the sandpiper has stolen away, I know not when or where.
The water there is so shallow that our governess used to allow us to wander at will, to run on ahead in pursuit of a sandpiper.
Such a rara avis as the grey phalarope--a wading bird like the sandpiper--occasionally finds its way to the Cotswolds.