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UK ID Confirmation Please (1 Viewer)

Compuwight

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Shot this on marshland on the Isle of Wight, UK - I think it is a Juvenile Marsh Sandpiper ? I am basing this on the white round the eye ? K Juvenile Marsh Sandpiper.jpg
 

Essex Tern

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England
Greenshank for me also - bill much stockier as well as upturned - Marsh would be needle like. Also note general heaviness of the bird compared to Marsh Sandpiper pictures e.g. at https://ebird.org/species/marsan

There is also a pronounced heavy dark line between eye and bill, Marsh Sandpiper would usually have a pale patch between bill and eye, around the bill base, and a fine line at the very most in this area.

Best to stand back and look at a number of features together unless a book points to a specific feature as diagnostic. It is good you got a decent photo to ID from though as this isnโ€™t always possible ๐Ÿ‘
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
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