Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Lake Awassa, Ethiopia
12 January 2014
This species was observed feeding at the shoreline of Lake Awassa. It breeds predominantly in steppe and boreal wetlands and overflies wide areas on its way north; consequently in many parts of southern Europe it is rarely seen as a passage migrant. In late March it will leave its wintering grounds in Africa to fly north to its preferred breeding habitat.