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Frantically feeding waders, SW Spain (1 Viewer)

Alexander Stöhr

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They are Dunlins and one Ringed Plover.
But I have still the impression, that the speed is SLIGHTLY to fast than reality. Not much, but this is my impression
 
Thanks Alex. At the time I had ruled out Dunlin because these seemed to have longer and straighter bills than I was used to seeing on Dunlin as can be seen in the attached still frame from the video. However, after a little research, it seems there are 3 subspecies, arctica, shinzii and alpina and the main difference is bill length with alpina having the longest and winters in W Europe so I guess these are alpina as the others have shorter bills and winter in W Africa. So I've learned something today, thanks.
 

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