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Charadriiformes

Observed: 6th April 2013 By: gramandy
Kent Wildlife TrustThanet Coast ProjectWildwood Trust
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Charadriiformes
Description:

What are we looking at? There are 70+ of 1, 50+ of another and 20+ of the third. They shouldn't be here now and should be back in the arctic regions (well 2 of them). Cold conditions have obviously affected their departure, usually gone by mid March from here. Will post these separately.

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Comments

Simon Walker's picture

At Least Three!

Redshank, Turnstone and Sanderlings for sure.

RoyW's picture

Dunlin?

There is at least one good candidate for a Dunlin as well - but I wouldn't want to state money on it!

Simon Walker's picture

Damn!

Missed the Dunlin.

Pretty good collection, I must say.

Simon

RoyW's picture

Regarding the 'observation details'...

None of these species should be back in 'Arctic regions' by now, the earliest waders would only just about be starting to arrive in breeding areas in the Arctic by now, even in a 'warmer' year, and almost all species won't arrive in any number until May.

gramandy's picture

I guess...

...I should have clarified and put well gone from these parts by now. As they usually have gone by now.