Wading bird belonging to the sandpiper family. It is about 25 cm/10 in long, with a short bill, neck, and legs
. In the winter, it is grey above and white below. It feeds on insects and molluscs.
Breeding in North American, European, and Asian arctic regions, knots travel widely in winter, to be found as far south as South Africa, Australasia, and southern parts of South America and Seafield ,Clare