Saturday, July 30, 2011


adults or first-summer birds? texts state that first-summer Sanderling do not acquire breeding plumage but would an adult have such worn brown flight feathers as these birds? indeed have they been on the Lincs coast all summer? a flock of 140 first-summer Bar-tailed Godwits summered on the south bank of the Humber this year but only a few males acquired a little orange in their plumage ---

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