ID help please

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Photo taken by OH today. Think it may be some sort of Sandpiper but not sure

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  • Hi,

    Green sandpiper.

    Rob

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  • Hi,

    Green sandpiper.

    Rob

  • ooo Are you sure, they are quite rare are they not ?

  • Not rare. Quite common, esp Spring and Autumn when they're passing through.

  • Thanks Robbo, never seen them in Northern England before

  • Nice pictures, but I'm glad they are not rare, we can't have you getting all the goodies can we, what with your Kingfishers, your baby Dippers etc , not that I'm jealous of course(-:)

  • Judi,  In the Cotswold Water Park one of the most commonly reported birds is the Green Sandpiper, not because it is the commonest it just seems to like to draw attention to itself.

    Bob,  Just so you are not too jealous next time you are in the FoD there is a dipper nesting at Parkend normally quite accessible.

  • Bob, You are right, I was being greedy LOL

    and BobP thanks for the info

    and Robbo of course for getting it first - thank you

  • Bob, thanks for the info on the Dipper - I have looked for it a couple of times but have not yet seen it and the light has not been brilliant (where I believe it to be)  . On my last couple of visits I didn't even try as the stream was running very high and I wondered if they would have to travel further to find shallower water with rocks still visible. I must try harder next time before the access becomes too overgrown.

  • Bob, Try 50 yards down stream towards Whitecroft where there is a bridge over the river and from you can see up and down stream.