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Flock of Dunlins Too fast to get a clear shot but  wonderful to watch, all in perfect unison Calidris alpina,Dunlin,Geotagged,Summer,United Kingdom,birds,isle of wight,waders Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Flock of Dunlins

Too fast to get a clear shot but wonderful to watch, all in perfect unison

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  1. So beautiful! A work of art flying above the waters! Posted 8 months ago

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The dunlin is a small wader, sometimes separated with the other "stints" in ''Erolia''. It is a circumpolar breeder in Arctic or subarctic regions. Birds that breed in northern Europe and Asia are long-distance migrants, wintering south to Africa, southeast Asia and the Middle East. Birds that breed in Alaska and the Canadian Arctic migrate short distances to the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of North America, although those nesting in Northern Alaska overwinter in Asia. Many dunlins winter along.. more

Similar species: Waders, Gulls, Auks, Etc.
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Aug 28, 2018. Captured Aug 27, 2018 22:58 in 2 Coastguard Cottages, Newtown, Newport PO30 4PA, UK.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO1600
  • 370mm