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Flock of Pointybeaks from summer
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Author:  zwest [ Oct 15 5:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Flock of Pointybeaks from summer

I'm going through my summer shots and trying to solve all the mysteries :wink:

These appeared to be quite large birds near the Reifel entrance in late June (sorry for the bad angle).

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I can't even make a guess on this one.


And a different one from Iona a few days later, so I don't keep making threads:

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Another mystery that looks like some sort of rock sandpiper?

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Author:  Owlet [ Oct 15 7:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Flock of Pointybeaks from summer

The first two birds look like European Starling, and your last bird seems to be a Spotted Sandpiper!

Author:  zwest [ Oct 15 8:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Flock of Pointybeaks from summer

Starlings! That never occurred to me as I expect them to be that shiny purple colour. Juveniles I guess.

Thanks for your help. :D

Author:  therobwalker [ Oct 17 1:27 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Flock of Pointybeaks from summer

Young starlings are notoriously confusing.

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