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Sanderling


Sanderling
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Copyright: Mark Mowbray (Gameangler) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 45] (702)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon EF 100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-13 12:08
Viewed: 3154
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-02-13 12:47]
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Hello Mark
Very nice! Excellent work!
Razvan

Hi Mark,
good light and colours. beautiful depth of field. Well done.
Pierre

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-02-14 1:54]
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Beautiful photo, TFS!

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