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Calidris alba


The winter bird is very pale; almost white except for the dark shoulder patch.


It is a circumpolar Arctic breeder, and is a long-distance migrant, wintering south to South America, South Europe, Africa, and Australia

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KarenL 9 years ago

I love these birds - I've only seen them once, & that was in the Galapagos!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 9 years ago

Great pictures Ashley!

Smith'sZoo 9 years ago

Once you take photo's of birds yourself then you realize how difficult it can be. Great series and well done on the close ups!! ;)

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Great series Ashley!

Nice series! I love watching these birds on the beach.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

What a beautiful photo of a wonderful little bird.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Sweet little guys.

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Texas, USA

Spotted on Jan 2, 2013
Submitted on Jan 8, 2013

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