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____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Birds 149 - Dunlins

 

 

 

 

 

DUNLIN Calidris alpina

 

 

DUNLINS Calidris alpina

 

 

DUNLINS Calidris alpina

 

 

DUNLINS Calidris alpina

 

         The Dunlin Calidris alpina is one of the commonest British waders. The first two images illustrate these birds in their breeding plumage at coastal sites, one on Shetland and the other in France. The remaining images are of Dunlin flocks in winter plumage. The birds were photographed by the Thames Estuary in February and these pictures help to demonstrate just how different they appear when seen from above and below as they turn. Flocking together will provide security in numbers when a raptor approaches and sudden changes of direction can help to confuse them.

 

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