Wood Sandpiper


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Wood Sandpiper

 

(Tringa glareola), a bird of the family Charadriidae of the suborder Limicolae. The body length is 20–25 cm, and the plumage is black and white mottled. The wood sandpiper nests in the forest-tundra and forest zones of Europe and Asia and winters in Africa, southern Asia, and Australia. It settles on the marshy banks of rivers and muddy shores of lakes. It nests on the ground or in trees in abandoned nests of other birds. A clutch contains four eggs. The wood sandpiper feeds on insects, spiders, worms, and small mollusks.

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Eight other species of marsh and wood sandpiper, black - winged stilt, greenshank, gull-billed tern, yellow bittern, brahminy kite and white collared king fisher were seen in Intongcan and Dulangan during the survey.
These are the Daurian or Isabelline Shrike, Temminck's Stint, Common Sandpiper and Wood Sandpiper.
These are the Daurian or Isabelline Shri-ke, Temminck's Stint, Common Sandpiper and Wood Sandpiper.
A Slavonian Grebe is off Rhos Point, a Great Northern Diver has been feeding below the Little Orme's cliffs, a Wood Sandpiper was a surprise but brief visitor to Pont Marquis and a Snow Bunting was on Bardsey on Monday.
The 2013 census identified 14 migratory species including little egrets, intermediate egrets, great egrets, gray heron, common teal, northern shoveler, tufted duck, common kingfishers, common sandpiper, wood sandpiper, northern pintail, garganey, whiskered tern and the eagle-like eastern marsh harrier.
Lucky ones might also see wood sandpiper, Temminck's stint, black redstart and even a stone curlew that have also been known to turn up at this time of year.
For example, check out the Wood Sandpiper that has just caught an unfortunate toad, or the spread on nesting larks in the introduction.
A nice selection of waders around the coast this week, with multiple curlew sandpipers at RSPB Conwy, Traeth Dulas, Connah's Quay and Malltraeth Cob, the last two sites also hosting spotted redshank, with another at Morfa Madryn, and a wood sandpiper was next to the A55 at Valley.
Birds like flamingos, the Siberian crane, common teal, black tailed-Godwit and wood sandpiper can easily be spotted around the lake.
During 2008, for example, a brown pelican and a wood sandpiper showed up at Fern Ridge for the first time.
Up to seven Spotted Redshanks are at Connah's Quay nature reserve, a Wood Sandpiper and three Great White Egrets were at Shotton last week.