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A few birds for identification, Titchwell marsh, UK (1 Viewer)

satyachil

Tally ho!
I have a few birds i couldnt identify from a recent visit to Titchwell (July 2021). Can someone help here pls?

1. meadow pipit ?
2. black tailed godwit ? or bar tailed godwit?
3. ?
4.?
5. ?
6. ?

cheers!
 

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satyachil

Tally ho!
These look like the following to me:
1 Meadow Pipit
2 Black-tailed Godwit
3 & 5 Ruff
4 Teal
6 Mallard
Thanks Mike. The dark brown colour of the last one threw me completely. Would have never guessed Mallard.
For #2 how did you rule out bar tailed godwit, if i may ask? It wasn't obvious to me in this photo.
 

CARERY

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The godwit is of the ssp. islandica. They do resemble breeding plumage male Bar-tailed Godwits because of their dark rusty red base colour much more than the paler mainland birds. Still, the straight (not slightly up-curved) bill with yellow-orange basal part (bill of Bar-t would be all or predominantly black by now) and the white belly and vent with some bar-pattern towards the breast (Bar-t should show a completely rusty underside and never shows barring) give it away.

FWIW, agree with all of Mike's IDs
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
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