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Sanderling?

Observed: 13th March 2012 By: jcs487
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Description:

looks like a sanderling?? not seen one before though.

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Sounds like a Sanderling.

Your description sounds very much like a Sanderling - and I can understand how the wing pattern in flight could resemble Turnstone (Sanderlings have surprisingly dark wings with an obvious white wing bar, and often a pale patch visible on the wing coverts).

Was there meant to have been a photo attached?
If so, try editing the post to attach it - solely based on your description I'd be prepared to agree to an identification certainty of "It's likely to be this.." though!

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SANDERLING?

Thanks for your comments RoyW. No photo im afraid. Nice to know that you agree with my identification. Nice bird i enjoyed seeing it.
regards Jim.