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Green Sandpiper

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 Green Sandpiper
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Green Sandpiper

Green Sandpiper is a slimmer bird, compared to the chunky Grey Plover. It has a bill which appears almost twice as long and is far thinner, and the upperparts are very dark in comparison.

A good picture of Green Sandpiper for comparison was posted by CJT...

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/290522

Ian
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Further to Ophrys' comment

Green Sand' is a shy wader which bobs it's rear end. Grey Plover (along with other species of Plover) has a step step wait movement. Quite a distinctive characteristic.

Please see my Flickr photo's www.flickr.com/photos/129804972@N07/

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Thanks

Thanks for the comments, not allways easy looking at a book

Laurie Daunt