October 16, 2010

A passing Knot

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

1 comment:

siobhan said...

Hey Jeff, really cool photos and sightings on your blog - I thought the Paddyfield was a joke, but then realised it's an actual bird.
Lovely pics of the Knots.