Wren

The Wren is a tiny brown bird, although it is heavier and not as slim as the even smaller Goldcrest. For such a small bird it has a remarkably loud voice.

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Sanderling

The name derives from Old English sand-yrðling, “sand-ploughman”.

A Small Wader

The Sanderling (Calidris alba) is a small wading bird.

It is highly gregarious in winter, sometimes forming large flocks on coastal mudflats or sandy beaches.

This bird is similar in size to a Dunlin, but stouter, with a thick bill.

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Oystercatcher

Oystercatchers are large and noisy plover-like birds, with massive long orange or red bills.

A Large Wader

The different species of Oystercatcher show little variation in shape or appearance.

The plumage of all species is either all-black, or black (or dark brown) on top and white underneath.

They show sexual dimorphism, with females being longer-billed and heavier than males.

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