Its legs are not long for a wader; its bill is about an inch long.
But they belong to different orders, one being a climber and the other a wader.
The lengthened feathers on the back of its head, forming a crest, at once distinguish it from every other British wader.
The tracks are not in pairs, so the bird does not belong to the perchers; therefore it must be a wader or a swimmer.
Occasionally the wader steps into a deep hole, but this causes not the slightest flurry.
The Bittern is a wader and a recluse, but once in a while, it appears, he has no objection to a clear platform and dry feet.
Ludwig Kumlien says that the purple sandpiper is the first wader to arrive in the spring at Cumberland Sound.
You've seen her—the sallow thing with the greasy light-coloured fringe in curlers, who walks flat-footed like a wader on the mud.
Although he is a wader he wades differently from other birds; and he uses his wings like oars.
"I'm only a wader in the edges of the pool, myself," he admitted.