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Old Monday 7th May 2007, 07:38   #1
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A couple of waders, Dalarna, Sweden

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I took the photos below yesterday, at a small wetland patch called Sellänget, just outside of my hometown Borlänge. The poor quality is due to a strong wind blowing the whole day yesterday.

1. Greenshank? 2. Ruff? 3. Just showing the area - the waders I photographed was foraging in the canal to the far right - with the dust blowing off of the fields. The meteorologists say that rain is on its way, but I can't see any so far today.
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Old Monday 7th May 2007, 08:05   #2
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I think your ids are correct. Looks like it could be a good area.
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Thanks for your confirmation. :-)

Yes, there are actually quite a lot of birds there, despite the small area, people driving by in cars, but mostly on bicycles, and of course birdwatchers like me standing so close. Some day when the weather's better I'll take more photos to show you the diversity of birds. A few weeks back there was even a report of a Hoopoe being seen there by a farmer, the Hoopoe being a rare visitor this far north.
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Sounds promising, and a hoopoe is pretty umistakable!
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So I've heard! :-) (And seen on photos...)

There are almost daily reports of Hoopoes from around Sweden this spring, so I'm just waiting for another local report, because I'd love to see one! :-)
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Yes, greenshank and ruff, good luck with the hoopoes!
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Thanks, nickderry! :-)

And btw, there has actually rained since my first post, but only a couple of nanometres, I'd think.
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