TEMMINCK'S STINT Calidris temminckii

A familiar bird to many British birders, as varying numbers pass through every year in both migration seasons. Breeding across most of the Palearctic tundra they tend to avoid the harshest areas and often breed on woodland edges, as far south as Scotland on occasion. The pale yellow-greenish legs are the easiest feature to pick out, although the somewhat plain plumage is different to other stints. If seen, white outer-tail feathers are diagnostic.

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