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Iceland's Breeding Shorebirds 2013 - Page 3

Common Redshank in tree watching over young in the grass on Hrisey Island. 1 July 2013.


Black-tailed Godwits breed on Hrisey Island. 1 July 2013.


A pair of Eurasian Oystercatchers. 28 June 2013.


Purple Sandpipers on 1 July 2013.


Common Ringed-Plover on 28 June 2013.


European Golden-Plovers were common breeders. This bird was outside our hotel in Reykjavik on 25 June 2013.


Dunlin: The subspecies schinzii breeding in Iceland is smaller, shorter-billed, duller and much less rufous above than Dunlins in North America. Hveravellir in the interior of Iceland on 2 July 2013.


Whimbrel were seen frequently throughout the countryside. This one likely had a nest or young nearby. 3 July 2013.


Same Whimbrel as above showing the white rump of the European subspecies, which is different from the Whimbrel of North America with a brown rump. 3 July 2013.


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