Greenshank taking fish

During the late afternoon of 14th July 1974 we were watching several species of waders feeding at North Point gravel pit near Rye, East Sussex. Among the group was a Greenshank Tringa nebularia and, using a telescope, we could see that it was eating fish. In the space of five minutes three fish were taken, each about one third the length of the Greenshank's bill (about 15-

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