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Synonyms for greenshank

large European sandpiper with greenish legs

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The importance of the Yellow Sea for such imperiled species as Nordmann's Greenshank (Tringa guttifer), or the Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus)--the world's rarest shorebird-cannot be overstated.
Nordmann's greenshank is a medium-sized shorebird that has been classified as Endangered by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) since 1994 due to the development of coastal wetlands throughout its range.
With their pale grey and white plumage, green legs, long, uptilted beaks and loud, ringing "kew-kew-kew" calls, greenshanks are easily identified.
Birdwatchers at RSPB Conwy over the weekend were treated to a little stint among many dunlins, black-tailed godwit, whimbrel and greenshank.
The lagoons at RSPB Conwy continue to produce migrants too, with Curlew Sandpiper, up to five Green Sandpipers, Greenshanks, Mediterranean Gull and Whimbrels.
Kingfisher frequent the pools, while greenshanks are often along the river edge and red-breasted mergansers and great crested grebes are in the Strait.
The supporting cast includes Greenshanks, Redshanks and Dunlins.
A superb 15 greenshanks were at NWWT Spinnies, with others at RSPB Conwy, where up to three kingfishers have shown well this week, often preceded by their trademark short whistles.
The rivers Clwyd and Conwy host Greenshanks and Whimbrels, while smart Black-tailed Godwits and Green Sandpiper are on the lagoons at RSPB Conwy, where the new Vardre Viewpoint opened last week, providing new views of the islands where waders roost.
Onshore, there was plenty for wader watchers to enjoy: several knots and whimbrels each for the Clwyd estuary and RSPB Conwy, with sanderling, green sandpiper, goosander and greenshanks at the latter, and a honeybuzzard reported there.
Nearby, two greenshanks stalked the rockpools, one with an orange colour-ring.
A juvenile wood sandpiper at RSPB Conwy drew admirers, with ruffs, greenshanks and up to 40 black-tailed godwits.
At Marshside recently, I counted up to five elegant greenshanks in a wader roost.
Other migrant waders passing through include black-tailed godwits, greenshanks and golden plovers.
An exceptional count of 104 greenshanks was made at the Boathouse Flash, Parkgate Marsh.