The Little Stint is a really small wader with black and rufous brown upper parts and white lower parts.  It has a black beak and legs and can be found in coastal pools and watersides inland.  There are only 750 pairs visiting during the summer and I have been lucky enough to see this rare wader twice, once at RSPB Minsmere and once at RSPB St Aidans.

Length: 12-14cm (4¾-5½in)

Wingspan: 34-37cm (13½-14½in)

Weight: 20-40g (¾-1½oz)

Average Life: 10 years

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