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Lapwings, Turnstones and Sanderlings or Knots?

By Ray42
Many thanks for the votes and comments on my last upload - very much appreciated - I am feeling a lot better now (until another bit falls off!!! LOL) - managed to venture out for a few hours down the seafront and managed to get a few shots. And I am not sure on these birds whether they are grey plovers, sanderlings or Knots in winter plumage - I am sure some one can ID them for me - I think they are sanderlings due to the dark legs but certainly not convinced.
1 - Lapwing
2 - Lapwing
3 - Turnstone
4 - Herring gulls
5 - Grey Plover, Sanderling, plover or knot?
6 - Grey Plover, Sanderling, plover or knot?
As always any constructive critique is welcomed as are any modifications

Tags: Turnstone Knot Sanderling Lapwing Herring gulls Wildlife and nature Grey plover

Voters: CarolG, gary_d, skewey and 74 more

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
9 Feb 2012 2:06PM
An excellent set, Ray, V.1 is superb, but I do like V.6 very much. Carol

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gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
9 Feb 2012 2:19PM
A nice set but can't help with the id sorry. - gary
Mike_Young 10 12 9 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2012 2:45PM
Cracking set of images Ray, V5 & 6 are Sanderlings
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
9 Feb 2012 3:01PM
Good to hear you managed out for a while, Ray, and you have managed to bag some fine bird shots.
Sorry I can't help confirm ID but many others will be able to.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
9 Feb 2012 3:06PM

Quote:Cracking set of images Ray, V5 & 6 are Sanderlings

Totally agree. All fine shots however. Been missing you images lately. Hope alls well ??
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
9 Feb 2012 3:34PM
fine set...think you're right that they're book shows the Knots having a browner winetr plumage Smile
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
9 Feb 2012 3:51PM
Lovely to see such a very fine set of bird images but also to have you back again with us! The details and colours in all of this set are excellent.

9 Feb 2012 3:56PM
A delightful set
V3 for a vote today... tho' V6 a very close second
9 Feb 2012 4:06PM
Some fine captures here Ray and love the Sanderling shots. Good to hear you got out for a while. Gary
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
9 Feb 2012 4:44PM
All very worthy captures Ray.....

franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
9 Feb 2012 5:20PM
Interesting and excellent set here Ray.

moiral 6 12 Scotland
9 Feb 2012 5:31PM
Great set of shots Ray. The lapwings are beautiful, but just love that little turnstone eating out of the shell. Am also very happy as managed to ID V5 as sanderling from my wee book - before I looked at the comments by folk who know Grin. Moira
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2012 5:56PM
A super set Ray! Glad you've managed to get out and see those little sanderlings! Difficult to choose which is my favourite - I'd have been proud to take any one of them!
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2012 7:02PM
I dont think V4 is herring gull but ready to be corrected by another better informed member if necessary, good variety of sea birds Ray - keep warm and tc in this cold weather
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2012 7:44PM
Lovely selection of birds Ray
goso 10 2 1 Australia
9 Feb 2012 7:44PM
First class set Ray ...Bill
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
10 Feb 2012 8:00AM
A superb series for sure.

Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
10 Feb 2012 10:53PM
3 and 6 for me of this lovely set,,very nice Ray ,hope all is good for you.

SandraKay Plus
9 233 4 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2012 1:56PM
A good set, Ray. I particularly like the ones of the sanderlings.
So glad to hear you're feeling better. I am envious that you have a sea front to venture out to.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2012 8:39AM
V1 is a real beauty Ray, love the pose captured, but a great seaside set
pleased you are feeling beter
imagio 10 12 1 England
12 Feb 2012 9:41AM
Nice little series Ray
12 Feb 2012 5:31PM
A great set of bird images, lovely work all through the set.
12 Feb 2012 9:26PM
Hi Ray these are 6 cracking shots, great to see you back regards gray
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2012 6:15AM
Lovely selection of beach buddies. Glad you are feeling better.
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2012 9:22AM
Great set Ray, glad to make it 40.Smile
Ayoob 5 Australia
13 Feb 2012 10:07AM
Another fantastic set of images Ray -great work.............Grin
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2012 3:56PM
superb series Ray
13 Feb 2012 6:53PM
V3 my fav' Ray, but a lovely set. Good to see you're still out there doing it in the Field, so to speek.

John Wink
norton 12 6 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2012 8:12PM
A superb set of images Ray all very well captured with great detail and colour, nice work......................

14 Feb 2012 4:22PM
stunning set of shots my friend
15 Feb 2012 5:58AM
Great set Ray, especially the waders. A
superb set ray,love v3,well captured indeed.ray
15 Feb 2012 1:21PM
Great set of shots
lobski 5 2 1 Philippines
15 Feb 2012 1:58PM
Excellent series! Smile
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
15 Feb 2012 7:43PM
A wonderful and varied set of wading bird images, I particularly like v5 and v6 of the sanderling
evelen 11 5 England
15 Feb 2012 8:26PM
excellent set of images .thanks for your comments.
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
16 Feb 2012 8:35AM
Fantastic and great set of images,very well done,
MossyOak 4 22 15 England
17 Feb 2012 8:38AM
Nice Set Ray
V5 & 6 yep Sanderlings as they are missing the hind toe
17 Feb 2012 9:07AM
A splendid set Ray, V5 and6 the pick for me.

FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
17 Feb 2012 3:11PM
Great set Ray and pleased to hear you are feeling much better, by the way my Baby Wren turned out to be a Baby Dunnock, you did ask me to let you know Wink
19 Feb 2012 8:46PM
An excellent set Ray,V1 a cracker.Well done..Lin
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2012 7:46AM
I do like V6...
A great set of images...

PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2012 11:08PM
Great set. paul
TerryMcK 7 71 2 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2012 8:50PM
A well-taken, neatly-presented selection, Ray.
1881 4 India
30 May 2012 6:43PM
GREAT work.

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