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?sanderling/little stint, Gower (1 Viewer)


saw these waders mingle with dunlins at Whiteford Sands (north-western tip of the Gower peninsula) earlier today - they're the ones in the foreground of the group of waders

not sure what they are, my best guess is sanderling or little stint - am i close ?


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real name Jonathan Dean
The birds in the foreground are Sanderling. In the first photo, there are 3 Sanderling in the foreground, with a juvenile Dunlin second from the right. Among other features, you can see the Dunlin is slightly smaller than the Sanderlings, which straight away rules out Little Stint.

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