Forum > Identifying Birds > Help! Spotted Near Summit Of Whernside Peak, North Yorks

Kelda Posted 20-Jun-2015 21:40
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Spotted this bird yesterday near boggy area toward the summit of Whernside in North Yorks Dales (2,000 feet approx) - had a distinctive whistle for a call, beak a little longer than the picture indicates, a larger than a mistle thrush, bit smaller than a crow?  I thought it was a female ruff (reeve) but don't believe the call is right (think they are generally silent), it sounds more like a sandpiper and wonder if it could be a wood sandpiper?  

Many thanks 



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Les Posted 21-Jun-2015 09:44
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It is a golden plover in breeding plummage. Very striking bird, it has a black front edged in white that curves around the head which you can see from your photo.
I am still waiting to photograph one.
Regards
Les

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Kelda Posted 21-Jun-2015 13:58
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Thank you very much - I was being mislead by the beak length I think!  For some reason the second photo isn't showing on my original post which is a shame.  We were really pleased to be able to get two pictures.

Kelda

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Webmaster Posted 21-Jun-2015 20:29
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Hi Kelda,

Your missing photo recovered.

Thanks

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