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Knots and Oystercatchers take flight at Snettisham

Observed: 28th June 2013 By: rstewartbrstewartb’s reputation in Birdsrstewartb’s reputation in Birdsrstewartb’s reputation in Birdsrstewartb’s reputation in Birdsrstewartb’s reputation in Birds
Dunlins and Oystercatchers take flight at Snettisham
Dunlins and Oystercatchers take flight at Snettisham
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

Species with which Knot (Calidris canutus) interacts

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Dunlin

If these were Dunlin I would perhaps expect to see some remnants of the black belly and I can't see it on any of the birds.

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Knot / Dunlin

I agree with Chris, some of these these birds have all or part of their
summer plumage reddish brown underparts. Their upper parts are
also wrong for Dunlin, general pale/mid grey showing off darker coverts, plus the pale tail area all point to these waders being Knot.