RE: [ozbirdpix] Sanderling- ref Norman D.van Swelm

To: "'Tony Russell'" <>, <>
Subject: RE: [ozbirdpix] Sanderling- ref Norman D.van Swelm
From: "Mike Simpson" <>
Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2006 12:56:22 +1100
Hi Tony,

Your message caused me to dig out my copy of the English 'Macmillan Field
Guide to Bird Identification' and sure enough, under Sanderling is the
comment "Unlike other waders, it lacks a hind claw (close-range views are
required to establish this)"

I had not realized this in the past, but was used to seeing flocks of
hundreds (possibly thousands) of Sanderlings and Dunlins on my local beach
while living in N.E.England in the 1990s.

Regards, Mike Simpson
Penrith, NSW, Australia

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