A resident that likes to be alone: the Solitary Sandpiper.
The Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) is, just like its name is saying, a solitary bird. It is a small shorebird, 20 cm, one that you will find near the river.
The Solitary Sandpiper likes to wade in shallow water, whether it is the river edge or a small puddle (after a heavy rainfall) looking for small fish or insects. While they are walking through the water they also like to constantly bob their head.
Solitary Sandpipers are recognizable by the white eye ring around their eyes and their long green legs.
Solitary Sandpipers are quite alert of their surroundings, meaning that they will fly away immediately whenever they see unwelcoming visitors. While flying away they usually have the strange habit to also change direction immediately so it is also a guess where they will land after take off.
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