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Old Saturday 16th September 2006, 20:52   #1
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Help! - small high speed flying waders Somerset, UK...

I snapped a few shots of flying waders on an estuary visit (Huntspill Estuary, Somerset, UK) this am. I had rather naively thought they were all the same (possibly sanderlings or dunlin) but on looking on the computer screen I see what appear to be at least 2 or possibly three conflicting features. The pattern of white on their backs/wings may fall into two groups, most have black legs/feet but some have orange ones and lastly some seem completely white underneath but some have brown heads/necks.

Sorry about the awful quality of the pictures - I have a lot to learn about photography as well as birding! Any ideas/abuse accepted with thanks.
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Old Saturday 16th September 2006, 21:05   #2
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They are all Redshank - hope this helps.
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Old Saturday 16th September 2006, 21:07   #3
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There's only one UK wader with those wing markings and that is Redshank
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Old Saturday 16th September 2006, 21:08   #4
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Mystery solved - many thanks. :)
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Old Saturday 16th September 2006, 21:13   #5
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I'll agree with Mark..all redshanks.
the large white vee upwards from the rump of the birds, coupled with the white trailing edge to the wings are the id pointers.
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