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Scotland, estuary, wading bird. (1 Viewer)


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Location: Findhorn Bay, Scotland
Date: 20 July, mid afternoon

A flock of waders which was previously dispersed and running around the mud flats at low tide, picking food, and lather quickly gathered as 3 flocks and one of those flocks was captured standing by the water line.

Head seems to be darker, as well as back and tail. Long legs, orange legs.
Bill long, but not curved.

The area has also many oystercatchers and a few curlew (those yes, with a very long bill curved downwards and a beautiful speckled back).

The area is also known for bar tailed godwits, redshank, sandpipers, red necked phalarope, sanderlings, dunlins, golden plovers, and other waders.

Sorry for the quality. The flock was far away and the picture was taken through a small public telescope.
Could not hear any sound, but as said, the flock was quite at a distance.

I suspect it's a redshank because of the red legs (but it might also be bar tailed godwits or sanderlings). And I think I might have spotted also a few dunlins or sanderlings, and sandpipers.
But I am just beginning to study waders.



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