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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Balscote Quarry: 28th April

Curlew Sandpiper (not Knot) at Balscote Quarry until 8:50 a.m. and then flew east

(Julie Parry, via Mark Ribbons)

courtesy of Julie Parry

Zoomed in version (per Ian Lewington)


  1. The Knot was confirmed as a Red Knot. I got her picture of it if you want to add it later.

  2. Hi Ali, FYI Knot and Red Knot are the same thing: in the summer it has a lovely reddish plumage but it's the same species

  3. This has been re-identified from the photo as a Curlew Sandpiper

  4. Thank you for your help in re-identifying the bird Guys. It's a Beaut !