Sandpipers and allies (Scolopacidae)
Where to see them
Breeds in the uplands of Scotland, Wales and England. Greatest numbers found on the Western and Northern Isles and the Flow Country of Caithness and Sutherland in Scotland, in the Pennines in England. Found on all UK estuaries with largest numbers in winter.
When to see them
All year round on the coast. On breeding grounds from April to July.
What they eat
Insects, snails and worms.
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