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opisska Monday 23rd April 2012 22:32

Spotted Redshank - Lake Neusidler
 
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Hi again,

looking through dozens of fuzzy waders*, taken under unfavourable conditions (birds far away and high winds preventing good focus and sharpness) I found this particular bird. Could it be Spotted Redshank? The image is not very clear, but I cannot see any other candidate species that would fit. The bill is very long for a Sandpiper, but it looks nothing like a Godwit.

Sorry for too many questions, this was a very intense trip!

Thanks!


*PS: if someone is interested in looking through some fuzzy waders, I have uploaded the "most-birds-in-focus" picture in full-res (http://ccd.wz.cz/ruffs.jpg), but I believe they are mostly just Ruffs (the potential Spotted Redshank is not in this picture)

Floyd Barnes Monday 23rd April 2012 22:34

Yes a Spotted Redshank.

wintibird Tuesday 24th April 2012 07:34

Spotted Redshank for sure. In your other pic most birds are Ruff, some Dunlins are also in focus.

André

Cristian Mihai Tuesday 24th April 2012 07:36

Spotted Redshank indeed.

lou salomon Tuesday 24th April 2012 07:42

in the "most-bird-in focus" pic there are also 4 dunlins scattered in the background right (of the "in-focus-group").

stonechat1 Tuesday 24th April 2012 08:06

Ahoj oppiska!

No doubt, your image shows a Spotted Redshank in nearly breeding plumage. This species is quite common while migration. Did you make the photo really at our Neusiedler See or in the surroundings?
Current there is also a single Buff - breasted Sandpiper in the area, give it a try when you are at the moment in the area!

Regards,
Roman

opisska Tuesday 24th April 2012 08:11

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Originally Posted by stonechat1 (Post 2422679)
Ahoj oppiska!

No doubt, your image shows a Spotted Redshank in nearly breeding plumage. This species is quite common while migration. Did you make the photo really at our Neusiedler See or in the surroundings?
Current there is also a single Buff - breasted Sandpiper in the area, give it a try when you are at the moment in the area!

Regards,
Roman

Unfortunately I am no longer there, it was only a weekend trip. I actually heard about the Buff-breasted Sandpiper - and it amazaes me that someone managed to find it amond the hundreds of Ruffs everywhere :) The picture of the Spotted Redshank is taken from a wooden platform at 47.678074,16.842853.

opisska Tuesday 24th April 2012 08:41

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Originally Posted by wintibird (Post 2422662)
Spotted Redshank for sure. In your other pic most birds are Ruff, some Dunlins are also in focus.

André

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Originally Posted by lou salomon (Post 2422668)
in the "most-bird-in focus" pic there are also 4 dunlins scattered in the background right (of the "in-focus-group").

Thank you both for looking at the picture! But I am still completely lost - the variance between individual Ruffs is si high that I can't reliably tell which are the actuall Dunlins! Can you please point me to specific birds?

stonechat1 Tuesday 24th April 2012 09:28

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Oppiska look out for smaller birds with black bellies and brown mantle:

opisska Tuesday 24th April 2012 09:57

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Originally Posted by stonechat1 (Post 2422703)
Oppiska look out for smaller birds with black bellies and brown mantle:

Oh my goodness, I did not consider these to be a part of the focused group :) It is absolutely amazing that you can ID birds that have literarly 20 pixels of information!


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