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Little Stint

Taken in Devon, Paignton Beach on 25/05/14. This is the same bird from the last upload. Thanks for all the Favs and Comments!

 

EXIF INFO:

Camera Model - Nikon D3200

Lens Model - Sigma 150-500mm F/5-6.3

Shutter Speed - 400

Apeture - F/6.3

ISO - 100

Exsposure Bias - 0

Focal Length - 500

 

The little stint is a tiny wading bird with a short straight fine black bill and medium-length black legs. It is brownish-grey above (grey in winter) and it is very white underneath. Autumn birds have two pale stripes or 'braces' down the back. It does not breed in the UK, but is a passage migrant, with most birds being juveniles seen in autumn. It is much scarcer in spring, when small numbers of adults are seen, and a very few birds spend the winter here, most migrating to Africa. Often seen with feeding dunlin.

 

Status: Green

 

Population:

UK Wintering: 14 Birds

UK Passage: 460 Birds

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Taken on May 25, 2014