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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by pnm » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:15 pm

Hello to the fundis

I am new to seabirds shoreline birds so please be patiebnt! I have worked for three nights now and have donme much head scratching. Could you please confirm for two and help with a third? I will be asking for a buit more help after this, but I am determined to make educated tries at the unknowns I have . All ptotos were taken at The West Coast MP bird hide near the entrance. I have never seen so many terns in my life.

Please confirm: Curlew Sandpiper (272) - White eyebrow, size and slightly decurved bill:

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My apologies for the photo quality but I set iso at 80 as I knew I would have to enlarge quite a bit.

Many thanks
Pete
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:10 am

Hi Pete, I agree with all your id's.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by pnm » Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:44 am

Thanks Wildtuinman. I see now I forgot to say when I saw the birds! I did the trip on the 25 Nov.

I shall be working on the rest of my doubtfuls tonight. There is one picture that is so horrible I think I may just keep it to myself.

Keep well
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