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Owen

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Dunlin in the Cairngorms.
« on: 17:36:24, 02/05/19 »




sunnydale

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Re: Dunlin in the Cairngorms.
« Reply #1 on: 21:08:11, 02/05/19 »
Hi Owen, :)


I'm not 100% sure....but I think your Dunlin is actually a Golden Plover.  It certainly looks like one in the first shot, anyway.
The habitat is perfect for G.P's too. Dunlin are small waders, usually found along the coast.


Tracey :)
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Owen

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Re: Dunlin in the Cairngorms.
« Reply #2 on: 21:33:47, 02/05/19 »
I've no idea really, so I asked on the "Scottish bird and wildlife" facebook page. Thay all seem to agree Dunlin. I think it's a bit small for a GP, about sparrow size. I thought it was a Common Sandpiper, as I said I've no idea.

Jac

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Re: Dunlin in the Cairngorms.
« Reply #3 on: 07:46:08, 03/05/19 »
 Coupled with your (addition) of small size I would agree with the dunlin identification. Many waders nest on moorland areas. We only see them on the estuaries down south in muted winter plumage; what a gorgeous bird it is in breeding colours.
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sunnydale

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Re: Dunlin in the Cairngorms.
« Reply #4 on: 09:20:09, 03/05/19 »
Ah...well I stand corrected!lol  It's hard to tell the size of a bird from a photograph sometimes :-\  Now if you'd said it was small in the first place...... ;)
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Re: Dunlin in the Cairngorms.
« Reply #5 on: 09:51:04, 03/05/19 »
Ah...well I stand corrected!lol  It's hard to tell the size of a bird from a photograph sometimes :-\  Now if you'd said it was small in the first place...... ;)

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Re: Dunlin in the Cairngorms.
« Reply #6 on: 11:42:24, 03/05/19 »
Definitely a Dunlin in summer plumage, loses black belly in autumn when usually seen on coast.