Only a handful of pairs of Wood Sandpipers breed in Britain and is predominantly a passage migrant in spring and autumn. Wood Sandpipers winter across Africa, southeast Asia and Australia. Britain attracts a variable number of birds heading to or from their Scandinavian breeding grounds. Numbers vary from year to year and in some years birds can be relatively scarce, whilst in others with a favourable easterly airflow good numbers can be seen.
Location: Stodmarsh Nature Reserve
Photographer: Dave Saunders