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Can anyone help with these please. The Spurn, North East England (1 Viewer)

Smithy1000

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Ive had a go. Thanks

1. Female Kestrel
2.Meadow Pipit
3.Greenshank and Redshank
4?
5.Common Tern
6.Sandwich Tern?
7.Grey Plover
8.Ringed Plover?
9.Golden Plover
10. Dunlin
11.?
12.Mainly Red Knot, The white ones Sanderling? One Golden Plover and a few Ringed plover?
 

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Vyomkesh

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India
6 is probably Sandwich Tern but without a yellow tip?
4 is possibly a pipit with that markings
5 Common Tern (atleast some if not all)
8 Common Ringed Plover?
7 does look like Grey rather than Golden. Don't know if any other similar species co-occur.
 

kb57

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Europe
Think you and Vyomkesh are almost all correct...4. also meadow pipit; 11 red knot (great knot very rare in W Europe); 12 flock mostly dunlin, with ringed plover and sanderling as you said, and a few red knot...however I get the impression the large part of the flock at the back which aren't in focus are probably also knot.
 

THE_FERN

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Ive had a go. Thanks

1. Female Kestrel
2.Meadow Pipit
3.Greenshank and Redshank
4?
5.Common Tern
6.Sandwich Tern?
7.Grey Plover
8.Ringed Plover?
9.Golden Plover
10. Dunlin
11.?
12.Mainly Red Knot, The white ones Sanderling? One Golden Plover and a few Ringed plover?
4 meadow pipit (see bill: kinda doing a reed bunting impression otherwise)
6 yes
11 red knot
12 mainly dunlin (small, curved long, thin bills, often blackish breast), + a few of the other species you mention
 

Alexander Stöhr

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Hello,
your last picture also has a Turnstone hiding among the others, which is easy seen, once you found it. I hope this is not regarded as an offense: I think that when others are looking at this picture again, more species might well be found. Because there is also one bird, which might well be Curlew Sandpiper (it seems just the slightest hue better for a Curlew SP than for a Dunlin. But I hope fore more pictures or more comments).
 

stevethehydra

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I see mostly Dunlin in the last picture, some Knot, Sanderling and Ringed Plover, one Golden Plover near top right, and a very small bird (unless some strange size illusion is going on) just above and to the right of centre that I think must be a Little Stint. I can't see the Turnstone though...

It's rare that a photo of such a big flock of waders in flight is so clear! This could be used for a "spot all the species" competition...
 

kb57

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Europe
I've found the golden plover now...and I think I see Alexander's turnstone almost completely obscured near the right hand middle part of the picture - but I can't pick out a candidate curlew SP or little stint.
It is a great picture for wader ID!
 

stevethehydra

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The bird that looks like LS to me is near the centre, just a bit above and to the right - it's behind a Dunlin and in front of a Knot...

I haven't seen any obvious Curlew Sand candidates but there are a couple of Dunlin types that seem greyer and longer-billed.
 

THE_FERN

Well-known member
Hello,
your last picture also has a Turnstone hiding among the others, which is easy seen, once you found it. I hope this is not regarded as an offense: I think that when others are looking at this picture again, more species might well be found. Because there is also one bird, which might well be Curlew Sandpiper (it seems just the slightest hue better for a Curlew SP than for a Dunlin. But I hope fore more pictures or more comments).
I missed the turnstone (but I'm not surprised). I also wondered about curlew sand: there're one or two which seem a bit bigger, longer billed. I guess i they're probably just big dunlin.

Turnstone in bottom right corner (can only really see breast band, white belly)..?
 
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