In flight. Mixed flock.
Several Dunlin in this mixed flock , including the one next to the Greater Yellowlegs . They are very dark in comparison with the other shorebirds here .
Also one Western Sandpiper in the photo .
The birds in front of the terns
with western sandpipers and a least in the bottom of the image
The dunlin (Calidris alpina) is a small wader, sometimes separated with the other "stints" in Erolia. It is a circumpolar breeder in Arctic or subarctic regions. Birds that breed in northern Europe and Asia are long-distance migrants, wintering south to Africa, southeast Asia and the Middle East. Birds that breed in Alaska and the Canadian Arctic migrate short distances to the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of North America, although those nesting in Northern Alaska overwinter in...