Greenshank, CommonRoberts No: 270
Arrives Sept – Oct, leaves March – April, with many 1st year birds remaining over our winter. Large sandpiper with a slightly upturned bill and long greenish legs. Greyish brown above and white below in non-breeding plumage. Call a fluty, far-carrying ‘tew-tew-tew’, mainly in flight. Feeds in summer in large flocks off northern shores of Leisure Isle. Wades steadily in shallow water.
Greenshank, CommonFamily Name: Tringa nebularia
Common Name: Greenshank, Common
Roberts No: 270
30 to 35 cm Non-breeding Visitor Insects, crustaceans, mollusks, annelids, fish fry and small amphibians.