The Green Sandpiper is a medium-sized, elegant bird that can be spotted feeding around the edge of freshwater marshes, lakes, flooded gravel pits and rivers. It rarely uses its bill for probing the mud, but prefers to pick invertebrates from the surface of the water. It bobs up and down when standing and will fly-off in a zig-zag pattern when disturbed.
Location: Stodmarsh (Grove Ferry) Nature Reserve
Photographer: Dave Saunders