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Wader of some sort

Observed: 4th May 2009 By: jason.birtjason.birt’s reputation in Birdsjason.birt’s reputation in Birdsjason.birt’s reputation in Birds
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I thought this was a turnstone but looking on the net I'm not so sure...

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tootsietim's picture

Seen in may.

The sighting was made in May and so I would agree with Dunlin primarily due to the black chest visible on the original photo. Black legs, bill, longer than stints but less so than curlew sandpiper, scalloping on back.

the naturalist man's picture

Dunlin

I agree with Rob for the reasons given. It just goes to show how confusing waders are to most of us when we see them in summer plumage; we are far more confident when we see them in their boring grey, winter plumage.

Graham Banwell

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