Green Sandpiper at Glynde Reach

A Green Sandpiper seen at Glynde Reach on Thursday, to the west of Glynde Station (Kevin Burns).

Green Sands winter regularly along the Reach, but this is the first record for this season. While feeding in the muddy margins they can be very discreet, but there are two giveaways when they fly: a big white rump, contrasting with the dark green wings (reminiscent of an oversize House Martin) and the loud distinctive call: chew-wit-wit to my ears.

You can hear the call on the RSPB site here.

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