Wood Sandpiper – 1894

Totanus glareola – A passing migrant in the spring and autumn; very rare.

Somewhat smaller than the Green Sandpiper, and to be known from that bird by the more slender bands of black drawn across the white tail, this species is only occasionally seen as a chance visitor in the British Isles. It is not included in any list of Pembrokeshire birds that we know of.

We came upon a Sandpiper one day in the spring of 1886, that rose close at our feet by the side of one of the small ponds at Stone Hall, and, being very well acquainted with the Wood Sandpiper, we were both surprised and pleased to identify the stranger, and are thus able to add it to the County List of Birds.

Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands

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