Belongs to: passage waders

Wood sandpiper Tringa glareola

BoCC Amber list


Best time to see: early Aug to end Sep

Key facts

Slim medium-sized wader, heavily speckled

Habitat: freshwater marshes

Double passage migrant, most in summer; breeds in northern Scotland and Scandinavia

Recognition

Long-legged slim wader; brown-and-white upperparts and speckled breast; 20 cm

Often seen feeding in well vegetated wetland pools, eating insects, crustaceans and molluscs

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Photo © Robin Chittenden