Guess the Birdie (just for fun)

Looks like he's hiding and maybe holding his breath.!!

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  • Purple sandpiper?

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • In reply to Clare:

    Redshank or Ruff

    Pete

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  • In reply to Seaman:

    Sandpiper, maybe the Pectoral?

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  • In reply to gaynorsl:

    Like Clare I'll go for Purple Sandpiper

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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Certainly not the Velvet Scoter at Musselburgh

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  • In reply to Alan.:

    I'm going with Purple Sandpiper too

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  • In reply to HAZY:

    I have no idea, but wanted to join in!

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • In reply to Alan.:

    Well done to the Purple Sandpiper camp. I had been sitting on the rocks for around ten minutes when I glanced down to see this bird foraging around the edge.

    His wee pal was having a nap close by, opening his eye occasionally to make sure that I wasnt causing any trouble.

    Alan W said:
    Certainly not the Velvet Scoter at Musselburgh

    Nope. I did pass by Musselburgh yesterday but I wanted to beat the rush hour traffic so I didn't drop in for a look. I think it's a White-winged Scoter but I've found that generally if I go looking for something specific I never see it. If I get the chance I may drop in for a scan, but I'm not overly hopeful. :-)

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  • In reply to Paul A:

    Paul A said:
    I think it's a White-winged Scoter

    Could well be Paul looking at these photos..but as per normal I'm in the dark.

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  • In reply to Alan.:

    You would be reasonably unlucky not to see a Velvet Scoter from the sea wall at Musselburgh (and they also have white wing patches).!!

    The Velvet’s seem to be far more common here than the Common Scoter. I suspect that I would have some difficulty picking out a White-winged Scoter unless it was reasonably close in (and in among the Velvets). I believe the bill shape and eye markings can be a good indicator.

    Mostly the Scoters seem to stay quite far out (whenever I’m there) but I was lucky enough to grab a shot of a Common Scoter from the Aberlay area a while back. :-)

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