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Unknown beach bird

By michaelo
sorry!! but another capture from my recent trip to lanzarote,help again with identity would be gratefully
received!!,this little fellow was pacing up and down the beach,and the would retire to the rocks for while before returning to the beach for another look around!!

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Seamuscamp 9 3 10 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 11:50PM

I think it's a turnstone in Winter plumage. In summer they have more white on the head. Most seen in the UK are winter visitors though a few are resident (non-breeding).


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michaelo Plus
11 11 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 6:19PM
thanks for the id seamuscamp much appreciated!!
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 12:12AM
This is an excellent capture, Michael, you have a lot of detail in the bird's plumage.
I don't know if you have done any editing work on the picture as far as cleaning the background is concerened. The background rock is tending to obscure the outline of the bird and the outline of the rock on which it is perched, so I have removed it in my modification. I also cropped, enhanced the eye and sharpened.
paulbroad 10 123 1244 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 8:16AM
Nice image. Just needs a bit of lightening with the dodge tool for head detail and it may be a touch over sharpened. It is a Turnstone.

michaelo Plus
11 11 1 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 6:31PM
thanks for the mod pamela,i only used levels a tiny bit to lighten the image and applied sharpening(not to much).

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