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|Latin name - Calidris alba|
Family - Sandpipers and allies (Scolopacidae)
Overview - The sanderling is a small, plump, energetic wading bird. It has a short straight black bill and medium length black legs. It is pale grey above and white underneath, and there is a black mark at its shoulder where the folded wing meets the body. It does not breed in the UK, but is a winter visitor and passage migrant in spring and autumn, journeying to and from their high Arctic breeding grounds.
Where to see them - Best looked for where there are long, sandy beaches, around most of the coast other than in the south-west and the rocky coasts of mainland Scotland.
When to see them - All year round.
What they eat - Small marine worms, crustaceans and molluscs
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- [2011-02-13 12:47]
Very nice! Excellent work!
good light and colours. beautiful depth of field. Well done.
- [2011-02-14 1:54]
Beautiful photo, TFS!