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Another day of birdwatching in Cumbria and I found myself at North Walney on Walne Island near Barrow-in-Furness watching a high tide roost. This is a small flock of Red Knot (or more commonly in the UK,Knot) enjoying the afternoon sun.. They are in non-breeding plumage.However,at the front are two smaller birds.The one front and centre is a Dunlin and just to its right with its head tucked in its shoulder is what I suspect is a Sanderling
Sony Alpha 350 DSLRSigma 150-500 zoom at 500mm and slightly cropped


north walney, walney island, cumbria, shorebirds, knot, red knot, sanderling, dunlin, waders

Living in the English Lake District,Cumbria,NW England with a love of photographing locations in Cumbria and Scotland, especially landscapes.

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  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 1 year ago

    Three breeds in one catch Jamie – your total will soon add up ! You could have entitled this ’ Waiting for the Show to Begin ’…..!

  • The larger version of this has 4 breeds.And I’m at 84now.That’s in 15 days,although many moons ago down south,I got 99 in one day! (And would have had a hundred as we heard one and spent some time looking for it before we lost the light)

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 1 year ago

    wonderful wildlife image great tones

  • Thanks very much Martina

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoover 1 year ago

    Fantastic DOF here! Loved it!

  • Cheers Joao

    – VoluntaryRanger

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