Thursday, 27 February 2014

Marsh Sandpiper

Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Lake Awassa, Ethiopia
12 January 2014

    This species was observed feeding at the shoreline of Lake Awassa. It breeds predominantly in steppe and boreal wetlands and overflies wide areas on its way north; consequently in many parts of southern Europe it is rarely seen as a passage migrant. In late March it will leave its wintering grounds in Africa to fly north to its preferred breeding habitat. 


  1. Just as beautiful Sandpiper .. Greetings from Spain ..

  2. Beautiful photo of the Marsh Sandpiper.
    Greetings Irma

  3. We get varying numbers of Marsh Sandpipers around Melbourne (always low though),so it's interesting to see one in a different wintering ground. They always seem so delicate, especially in contrast to Common Greenshanks which we usually see a few of too.

  4. It's great to see one of those again David. Only ever seen one, a lovely, delicate wader.

  5. Lovely photo David,
    This shore bird has such a fine shape and plumage!
    Keep well

  6. Beautiful picture of this beautiful bird.

    Gr. Tinie

  7. The coil rider unfortunately I myself have never seen David but you have seen many beautiful birds in your trip. These beautiful pool rider :-)

  8. Wonderful with this light background and the focus on the bird.
    Best regards, Synnöve