Dunlin Calidris alpina

Perhaps our most common and widespread wader in coastal Norfolk but much scarcer inland.

Three races of Dunlin occur in the UK:

From further east the races centralis (sometimes treated as part of alpina) and sakhalina may occur here occasionally but safe identification is probably not possible, at least in the field. The North American hudsonia ('Hudsonian Dunlin') has been suspected but I am not aware of any proven records.

In Norfolk this species apparently bred at Salthouse in 1938 and 1939.

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Dunlin, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 9th January 2006

 

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juvenile Dunlin, Graffham Water (Cambridgeshire, UK), 24th September 2011

 

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Dunlin, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 24th October 2008

 

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Dunlin, Castro Marim (Algarve, Portugal), 1st May 2006

 

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Dunlin, Castro Marim (Algarve, Portugal), 27th April 2006

 

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Dunlins, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 17th November 2010

 

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juvenile Dunlins, Salthouse (Norfolk, UK), 25th August 2013

 

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Dunlins, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 6th October 2014

 

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Dunlin, Marazion (Cornwall, UK), 3rd October 2011

 

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Dunlin, Castro Marim (Algarve, Portugal), 1st May 2006

 

Dunlin, Drift Reservoir (Cornwall, UK), 2nd October 2005

 

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Dunlin, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 2nd January 2008

 

Dunlin, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 3rd October 2006

 

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Dunlins, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 17th August 2004

 

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Dunlin, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 20th December 2010

 

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Dunlins, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 24th January 2015

 

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Dunlin, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 4th February 2012

 

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Dunlins, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 16th May 2008

 

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Dunlins (with a Ringed Plover in lower image), Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 8th February 2011

 

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Dunlins, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 27th September 2005

 

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Dunlin, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 3rd October 2006

 

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Dunlin, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 11th December 2013

 

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Dunlin, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 16th January 2015

 

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Dunlin, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 4th November 2008

 

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Dunlin, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 5th March 2008

 

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Dunlin, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 9th January 2006

 

Dunlin, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 4th January 2007

 

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Dunlin, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 13th March 2006

 

Dunlins, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 17th March 2008

 

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Dunlins, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 14th September 2005

 

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Dunlin, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 15th December 2005

 

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Dunlin, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 17th November 2006

 

Dunlin, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 20th March 2008

 

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Dunlins, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 18th February 2005

 

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Dunlin, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 19th December 2007

 

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Dunlin, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 9th November 2013

 

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Dunlin, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 20th November 2007

 

Dunlin, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 26th October 2004

 

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Dunlin, Minsmere (Suffolk, UK), 20th September 2004

 

Dunlin, Loch Ryan (Dumfries & Galloway, UK), 28th December 2005

 

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Dunlins, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 20th December 2011

 

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Dunlins (with Black-tailed Godwit), Salthouse (Norfolk, UK), 13th November 2004

 

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Dunlins, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 8th November 2004

 

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Dunlin, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 11th August 2004

 

Dunlin, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 19th August 2005

 

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Dunlin, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 31st August 2005

 

Dunlin, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 30th April 2004

 

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Dunlins, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 31st August 2005

 

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Dunlins, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 18th February 2011

 

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Dunlins, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 7th January 2014

 

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Dunlins, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 31st January 2014

 

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Dunlin, Cromer (Norfolk, UK), 4th September 2014

 

Dunlin, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 26th October 2014