WOOD SAND­PIPER

Bird Watching (UK) - - Your Birding Month -

Smaller than a Red­shank (but be­ware ju­ve­nile Red­shanks which are not yet fully grown), the neat lit­tle Wood Sand­piper is the epit­ome of Tringa el­e­gance. They are mainly fresh­wa­ter birds, turn­ing up at gravel pits and la­goons as well as flooded mead­ows. Note the bold pale su­per­cil­ium, yel­low­ish legs, brown­ish, streaked plumage (al­ways paler than Green Sand­piper) and square white rump.

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