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Wood Sandpiper

Seen only occasionally on migration in Dorset

Photograph by: 
Ian Ballam

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Common Name Wood Sandpiper
Scientific Name Tringa glareola
Species Group Birds Sandpipers
Status Scarce
Interest Level
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
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A small. delicate wader but with long legs

Identification Notes
  • Has a dark mottled brown back and a white rump
  • Has long pale orange legs which help distinguish it from a redshank or greenshank
  • Almost invariably seen on migration in autumn 
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