The curlew sandpiper is similar to a dunlin, but in autumn it looks cleaner and paler with a white eyestripe. It has a longer, more down-curved bill than a dunlin and will feed in slightly deeper water. Deep chestnut breeding plumage unmistakable in spring and summer. In flight it shows a bright white rump.
What they eat:
Snails, worms and shrimps.
- UK passage:
- 740 individuals
This bird species has different identifying features depending on sex/age/season.