Sanderling

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Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

David Attenborough presents the sanderling. Twinkling along the tideline, so fast that their legs are a blur, sanderlings are small waders. It's the speed with which they dodge incoming waves that catches your attention as they run after the retreating waters and frantically probe the sand.

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Sun 1 Mar 2015 08:58

Sanderling (Calidris alba)

Webpage image courtesy of RSPB (rspb-images.com).

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