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This week’s photo, taken February 1, 2016 from the pier in Edmonds, WA, features 2 DUNLIN in flight.

I’m focusing on DUNLIN for a third week in a row, and for a good reason. While my original Dunlin image showed the species in motion, and last week’s photo displayed the bird in big numbers, neither image indicated what a Dunlin really looks like.

As you can see, this shorebird’s winter plumage is mostly brown on top and mostly white underneath. Since the hundreds of distant Dunlin in last week’s photo were flashing their light-colored undersides, that explains why they resembled small white specks.

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About Joe Sweeney

I photograph birds to share the beauty and wonder I find in nature.
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  1. Brenda Peterson says:

    Gorgeous!

    Thank you, Joe!

    On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 7:58 PM, Short & Tweet Bird Reports wrote:

    > Joe Sweeney posted: ” This week’s photo, taken February 1, 2016 from the > pier in Edmonds, WA, features 2 DUNLIN in flight. I’m focusing on DUNLIN > for a third week in a row, and for a good reason. While my original Dunlin > image showed the species in motion, and last week’s ” >

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