The back view of November's small roosting wader (Brit. Birds 84: plate 278) was identified as belonging to: Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis (22%) Little Stint C. minuta (17%) Dunlin C. alpina (14%) Semipalmated Sandpiper C. pusilla (12%) Sanderling C. alba (10%) Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus (9%). Not easy, with even some of the leading group of experts failing at this hurdle. I

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