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    27 Jul 2012 - 9:22 AM

    Found this bird struggling to fly 100 miles North East of Shetland. There is a bit of dispute among the boys what it is.

    Is it a Ruff by any chance.

    Thanks. JP


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    rambler e2 Member 6474 forum postsrambler vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
    27 Jul 2012 - 9:53 AM

    Hi John,

    It could be a juvenile grey plover


    27 Jul 2012 - 10:15 AM

    Not a Ruff but def a young something, it does have a Plover look about it.

    Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
    27 Jul 2012 - 11:05 AM

    Golden plover?

    cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
    27 Jul 2012 - 11:31 AM

    looks more like a Grey Plover?

    Niknut e2 Member 4596 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
    27 Jul 2012 - 11:51 AM

    'Golden Plover' methinks !!Smile

    keithh e2 Member 1023027 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
    27 Jul 2012 - 2:25 PM

    Bit far north for a grey - I'd say young golden

    27 Jul 2012 - 3:09 PM

    Thanks folks, I guess it is a plover of some description. It was wandering around looking dazed and confused on the Cormorant Alpha platform, one thing I'm sure of is that it ain't a cormorant......


    peterjones e2 Member 123934 forum postspeterjones vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    28 Jul 2012 - 1:04 PM

    Maybe not a Cormorant much more likely to be a juvenile Golden Plover

    28 Jul 2012 - 4:16 PM

    Thanks Peter. Now IDed I believe... Smile

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