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id help please Musselburgh, Scotland (1 Viewer)


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hi guys. can anybody help identify this wader in the background please. it's not a great picture though , im afraid.
It was taken at musselburgh scrapes a couple of weeks ago, but only just getting round to sorting through my pictures.


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Alexander Stöhr

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Hello Colin,
both seems to be Common Redshanks imo. Its hard to find a reason, but jizz fits.
The hidden bird on the left is hard for me. Extremly white underparts, a quite uniform cream-whitish head and the horizontal stance seems good for a Ruff, but better wait for others and/or more pictures. but whats the bird in the foreground? A Ruff? Maybe.

Do you have more pictures?

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