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Dunlin are about 8 1/2 inches long, and these are in winter plumage. Note the black legs and longish bill with slightly down curve at the tip. In breeding plumage, they have a black spot on their belly and their back is rustier.
Mud flats where they can probe for the food with their medium long bill. Nest on the tundra across Siberia, Alaska and Canada.
Spotted on Jan 17, 2013
Submitted on Jan 18, 2013