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Bird ID Help Please Scotland (1 Viewer)


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Bird ID Help needed .
Pictures were taken 02/09/2021 at Drummer harbour Scotland.
Bird that I need ID for is third up from bottom of picture.
I was thinking it might be a spotted redshank but there does not appear to be any orange on bill
Second picture has been cropped.
Thanks for any help. Resize_20220218_162518_8421.jpg Resize_20220218_162713_3651.jpg

Richard Prior

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I think your mystery bird is another Common Redshank, its red leg is visible behind the back of the second from the bottom bird. I reckon it’s recently plunged its bill and neck deep into the mud so covering the red with mud.


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You mean third up from the bottom, on the far left - neck stretched, facing right?
That's a (regular) redshank with a muddy bill. Spotted redshank is a paler greyer/whiter more-striking elegant thing.

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Hi Baldoon and a warm welcome from me too.

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