No, it is not a bird with an absurdly long bill! This wader is wrestling with a long worm which is putting up resistance. It appears quite a relatively large headed, thick-necked, short-legged, chunky wader with quite a long black bill with a hint of downcurve near the tip. It appears to be a Calidris sandpiper, and the downcurved bill and back toe should immediately rule out the three-toed, short-billed Sanderling. The plumage is grey brown and white, with pale fringing on the grey-brown back and wing feathers (with some grey winter feathers coming through on the mantle). One key feature is the dark spotting on the flanks and belly, which are unusual in calidrids, and are diagnostic of juvenile Dunlin.
KEY FEATURES Dull grey-brown and white plumage Looks thick-necked, large-headed and stocky Quite long, slightly downcurved black bill; short dark legs Dark flank speckling is diagnostic