Posted: 31/01/2015 at 15:49
It could well be a curlew AWB. Other possibilities are whimbrels and godwits - they're more unusual but we get them overwintering here on the east coast
My garden has been absolutely full of birds all day - all the usuals this morning plus a pair of jays.
This afternoon has been quite unusual - despite heavy rain we've had three pairs of blackbirds scrapping over chopped apple. They've also been pulling up moss from the terrace and digging around in the pots of bulbs looking for worms A robin has been bathing in the birdbath, also in the rain. and also out there in the rain have been a pair of bluetits, stuffing their faces on the suet/insect block. There have also been two pairs of woodpigeon and a stock dove, and there's a collared dove sitting up in the branches of the biggest ash tree, watching everyone.
Usually when it's raining all the birds take cover, but not this afternoon.