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Boring beach bird

Boring beach bird


Postby denfinella » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:39 pm

We see lots of these on various beaches and around Scotland, but I thought it was probably time I found out what they were. I've had a look online, but quite a few shoreline birds have very similar colours.

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This one was part of a group of a dozen or so patrolling the rocks at Thorntonloch beach in East Lothian the other week.
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Re: Boring beach bird

Postby Mal Grey » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:44 pm

Dunlin?
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Re: Boring beach bird

Postby Alteknacker » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:52 pm

Mal Grey wrote:Dunlin?


Hmm. No downward curve to the bill...

Not at all sure...

David...???
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Re: Boring beach bird

Postby CharlesT » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:24 pm

I think Dunlin also. Winter plumage and maybe a juvenile.
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Re: Boring beach bird

Postby Skyelines » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:15 pm

May be Knot
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Re: Boring beach bird

Postby CharlesT » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:57 pm

Skyelines wrote:May be Knot


Not a Knot. Knots have green legs and grey winter plumage.
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Re: Boring beach bird

Postby David-Main » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:10 pm

100% Dunlin
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Re: Boring beach bird

Postby 1claire » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:57 am

This bird is alone, I wonder where his friend might be.
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Re: Boring beach bird

Postby Sack the Juggler » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:59 pm

juvenile dunlin
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