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Marsh Sandpiper

Tringa stagnatilis

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Very rare migrant in spring and autumn (vagrant to U.K.); breeds mainly in Russia. Found as singles in varied fresh to brackish wetland habitats, usually with open water. Feeds by wading in water, picking with its bill. Note the overall slim and elegant shape, with very fine bill, very long and slender greenish legs: suggests a Greenshank that’s been to finishing school. In flight appears dark above with broad white stripe up middle of back; long legs project well past tail tip.

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