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Sea birds
19-AUG-2011

Sea birds

My venture into the world of bird photos
Are these dotterels?

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Michael Edwards31-Aug-2011 11:25
Excellent, Pete.
Great, long shadows.
Guest 29-Aug-2011 15:59
I think they are sandpipers too Pete, but my knowledge of birds is postage stamp sized, unlike the other TTL birders here! YOu will I am sure get a definite ID before too long. The RSPB site is good as is the BBC .... but you probably know that already. Andrea
hal 29-Aug-2011 03:02
A fine shot, Pete. Yes it is addictive.... and good fun and challenging.
Not sure what they are, but they look quite a lot like the dotterels (now called plovers)
here. The markings are different and the beaks a little longer.
Size looks the same and the preference for running rather than flying seems the same too.
Hope to see more Pete and next you'll be making atrip to the library to study the
book of Birds on English beaches :)
Terry_O28-Aug-2011 16:14
Nice job, Pete. Definitely in the Sandpiper family, but I don't know for
sure which one. I'm no expert!
Lennart Waara28-Aug-2011 12:40
Interesting first bird photo!
Pat nighswander28-Aug-2011 04:44
Interesting bird shot in nice light.
Cindy Flood28-Aug-2011 02:05
Nice foray into bird photography, Pete. Are you hooked yet? LOL
stoge27-Aug-2011 22:53
The one up front seems to notice the camera!
Nicely done!
Frank Kavanagh Photography27-Aug-2011 22:20
Like Bob, I have no idea what they are.
But it is one fine shot though.
Pete Hemington27-Aug-2011 18:47
Thanks Bob for the warning - I'll stop right now - lol
Bob Stevens27-Aug-2011 16:40
No idea on the ID. Terry or Hal will know.
As a rehabbed birder, I must warn you.... it's addicting.