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Old Friday 14th April 2017, 21:28   #1
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In amongst the Turnstones (Cornwall, UK)

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Could any body help me ID this bird in amongst the Turnstones I saw today at The Lizard in Cornwall. My first instinct was a Dunlin because of the slightly curved beak however the legs aren't black so now I'm leaning towards a Knot. I could be completely wrong mind. Any help is appreciated!
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Old Friday 14th April 2017, 21:32   #2
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Purple Sandpiper. Nice!
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Purple Sandpiper - in transition to breeding condition
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That's a Purple Sandpiper - always a good bird to see. Been a few reports from the Lizard this winter/spring - last I think was at Lizard Point on the 8th -

http://www.cbwps.org.uk/cbwpsword/sightings/

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Amazing! Thanks very much, the plumage is much darker in my book so I would never have gotten that. Thank you for the welcome!:-D
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