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Welcome Back - Sanderling (Calidris alba) | by gcampbellphoto
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Welcome Back - Sanderling (Calidris alba)

I always look forward to the return of these winter migrants to the beaches of North Antrim. They nest on rocky tundra in Greenland, Northern Canada and several places in Siberia, before migrating south for the winter. They amongst the longest distance migrants in the bird world. Sanderlings are very site faithful and return to almost the exact same wintering location each year.

 

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Taken on September 7, 2012