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Help with these thanks. Lunt UK (today) (1 Viewer)

Hi all

These little guys flew fast and low over the reserve so quickly that they took me by surprise and I could only grab a few shots of their behinds!

So no real chance of me trying to make a good identification - even though I can see markings on the wings - so thought I'd ask you guys.

Each photo is followed by a section of the full-sized photo.

Any help appreciated as always.



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But these birds are very dark above and below. The" wing bars"are probably remnants of the juvenile feathers as they moult into the first adult plumage, and in photo No. 4 you can see the lighter panels are across the wing rather than along it.. Starlings do fly fast and low; I just don't see these as waders I'm afraid.
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Starlings can look oddly like waders (esp Calidris types) when seen in wetland habitat! I have even seen them mingling with Dunlins at a similar "pit" type reserve and with Turnstones on Bridlington beach.
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