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Iceland Waders, Reykjavik area, August 7, 2021 (1 Viewer)

howiewu

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Hi,

I took these around Reykjavik, Iceland on August 7, 2021. I am fairly sure about the IDs, but I'd still like to get some confirmations. My thinking:

1-2: Common Ringed Plover
3: Semipalmated Plover
4. Purple Sandpiper
5 Dunlin

What do you think?

Thanks in advance,
Howard
 

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Andrew Whitehouse

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Thanks!

Semipalmated Plover is an expected bird in Iceland, although now after looking at the picture more closely, I agree it is an adult Common Ringed Plover.
See: List of birds of Iceland - Wikipedia
It's really not. Ebird appears to show only two records (and Iceland is very well covered in Ebird). Being on the Icelandic list doesn't mean it's an expected bird.
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
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