Birds, common British species

Waders

Wader bits

Wader types

Lapwing Adult & Chick Lapwing.
Adult with Chick.
Lapwing Adult & Chick
Lapwing stretching Lapwing stretching. Lapwing stretching Oystercatcher Adult & Chick Oystercatcher Adult & Chick. Oystercatcher Adult & Chick Oystercatcher Adult & Chick Oystercatcher Adult & Chick. Oystercatcher Adult & Chick

Black Tailed Godwit Common Sandpiper.
Small, drab with white underside.
White shoulder between wing and breast.
Black Tailed Godwit
Greenshank Greenshank.
Slightly upcurved bill
Legs are greenish in summer, greyer in winter.
Greenshank
Redshank Redshank. Redshank Spotted Redshank Spotted Redshank. Spotted Redshank Ruff & Lapwing Ruff(left) & Lapwing. Ruff & Lapwing Black Tailed Godwit Black Tailed Godwit.
Long bill with red base & black tip.
Black Tailed Godwit

Feeding

Common Sandpiper feeding Common Sandpiper probes into the mud. Common Sandpiper feeding Greenshank feeding Greenshank probes into the mud.
Bill shapes are adapted to feeding styles.
Greenshank feeding

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