Experiences with species|
This bird had been around the Swakop River mouth for a while, we happened
to be on a trip through Namibia, and stopping in Swakopmund. We found the bird fairly easily, but to be happy, I wanted to see it
fly to confirm it was not just an odd looking Grey Plover. (Which has black armpits in flight.) Eventually a flock of Whimbrels flew
up and the bird flew with them, giving a conclusive ID. Three years later I finally saw one in South Africa, and managed some slightly better
shots than the horrible blurred image from Namibia.
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