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Mystery Wader

Observed: 24th February 2013 By: Green SandpiperGreen Sandpiper’s reputation in Birds
Mystery Wader
Description:

Large wader, long legs, short bill. Bill not curved.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

ranon.2011's picture

Looks about right and I

Looks about right and I wonder if the camera focused on the stones behind the bird and the forward end of the bill has been mostly lost.

Mydaea's picture

This is not a godwit. The

This is not a godwit. The bill is downturned and the plumage is all wrong. I don't believe it is a whimbrel either, but a curlew. There is no sign of a stripy head - just a vague pale eyestripe.