This put up shouldn’t be a twitch, however it’s way more enjoyable to learn in case you first dwell upon the feelings from the final image of Corey’s put up from East Pond, Jamaica Bay, 2015
It might be a daring birder that calls a Widespread Ringed Plover, Charadrius hiaticula the place Semi-palmated Plover, C. semipalmatus can also be an possibility. Fortunately, they’re virtually fully mutually unique. Even when the ft, the attribute bodily distinction, usually are not seen, it’s in all probability secure to imagine.
The voices are completely different nevertheless and one can distinguish between the 2 species by means of their vocalisations. The Widespread Ringed Plover’s two-toned name is decrease and fewer refined than the Semi-palmated’s.
Very often although, one would possibly stray down the jap seaboard of the USA, however for probably the most half, people who breed in arctic Canada migrate in direction of Europe and swell numbers there through the winter. On this half (sorry Corey) all these tundran breeders appear to have adopted the trail most flown.
This particular person was seen from the ferry jetty on the estuary of the River Thames within the UK. The concrete ramp collects seaweed because the tide pushes backwards and forwards. The seaweed, in its flip attracts bugs and thus birds.
The faint scalloping on the again means that it’s a younger chicken. I’m not ready to commit on its provenance; numbers on the estuary are already rising even earlier than the autumnal equinox and it might be not possible to tell apart home-grown birds from people who have flown in from Iceland, Greenland and excessive Canada.