Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria, the North American counterpart of the familiar Green Sandpiper T. ochropus, is a rare transatlantic visitor to Europe, where the majority have been in Britain & Ireland (29 individuals up to the end of 1995). Both species breed in northern forests and are long-distance migrants, frequenting inland waters on passage and in winter. With the benefit of a

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