Scientific name: Tringa ochropus
The Green Sandpiper is a rare breeding bird in the UK, and is mainly seen when it visits in winter. Look out for it feeding around marshes, flooded gravel pits and rivers. It even likes sewage works!
Average lifespan: up to 10 years
Classified in the UK as Amber under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015). Protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981.