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Old Sunday 6th May 2007, 23:23   #1
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Common Sandpiper?

Hi folks,
Out at Martin Mere (Burscough Lancashire UK) today and saw this lone wader. Looking through my books it looks like a Common Sandpiper but I'm not sure.Any suggestions? I'm hopeless at waders.It was with a lone Ruff.

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Old Sunday 6th May 2007, 23:26   #2
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It is a common sandpiper, look at where the wing meets the breast, there is a white notch, also these birds bob their rear ends up and down all the time.
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Agree with Nick's ID and with the two easiest ID features.
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Many thanks I thought it was.
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