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Greenshank - NOT! Wood Sandpiper

Observed: 10th April 2011 By: jhn7
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Solitary (Greenshank) Wood Sandpiper feeding at the lake edge.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

JonathanWallace's picture

Greenshank has a distinct

Greenshank has a distinct upward curve to the bill which this bird lacks. It also has a stouter build.
Wood Sandpiper can be confused with Green Sandpiper, Tringa ochropus, (which it resembles more closely than Greenshank) but Green Sandpiper is darker and not so slim looking and also lacks the white supercilium that this bird clearly has.

Jonathan Wallace

jhn7's picture

Thanks for your help.

I was so sure because it had green legs - how wrong!!

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

Ardea's picture

Wood Sand is a much better

Wood Sand is a much better find than Greenshank, the photos are good too.

jhn7's picture

Thank you!

We were so lucky because it ignored us and we were able to watch it for ages. Shame we didn't realise what we were watching!! I agree I was pleased to find out it was, it must have been on passage.

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)