Solitary (Greenshank) Wood Sandpiper feeding at the lake edge.
No interactions present.
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.
I was so sure because it had green legs - how wrong!!
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Wood Sand is a much better find than Greenshank, the photos are good too.
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.
Lat/Lng: 49.9186, -6.2877
OS grid ref: SV923108