Sandpipers and allies (Scolopacidae)
Where to see them
It can be found in suitable habitat in summer throughout the UK, except for south-west England. In winter, birds are widespread in lowland areas. You would be very lucky to see one, but you may inadvertently disturb one from its resting place, when it flies off, zigzagging between the trees and dropping back into cover.
When to see them
All year round
What they eat
Worms, beetles, spiders, caterpillars, fly larvae and small snails.
|Europe||UK breeding*||UK wintering*||UK passage*|
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