The Spotted Sandpiper I saw today is the 333rd species of bird that I have seen in the UK or Ireland.
|Spotted Sandpiper - as well as the shorter tail, the smudge on the side of the breast |
is greyer and more uniform in Spotted than it is in Common Sandpiper
|The pale barring on the edge of the wing - just about visible in this photo - |
shows that this is a juvenile and not a winter plumage adult