1 EAGLETON NOTES: Dunlin

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Saturday, 13 August 2011

Dunlin

When we were up at the Butt of Lewis I was standing by a wee lochan (about which I posted earlier today) when I realised that there were a lot of Dunlin around the edges having a feed.  As I stood there one little chap or chappess came within three or four metres of me and seemed totally unconcerned by my snapping away:






6 comments:

  1. The forth one is a gem. I've not seen any this summer but then I've ignored the seaside.

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  2. Beautiful. ;^) Reminds me of hawk feathers in the last photo as he's flying away....

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  3. Bird unknown to me (until now)... Beautiful pictures. I'm thrilled even when it's a common mallard that lets me get that close to take photos... ;)

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  4. Thanks all. I was quite chuffed just to be so close.

    The lochan was possibly about 30 metres (judging size isn't one of my strong points - come to think of it....) long so I suppose it wasn't very small but for a loch on the machair it's quite small.

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