June 1978 – vol. 71, issue 6, pp 267–267 The identification of small waders can be tricky: plumages vary according to age and time of year, with breeding, non-breeding, juvenile and intermediate stages. Learning to know each species by 'jizz' is important, and the ubiquitous Dunlin Calidris alpina is a useful yardstick. Indeed, lone, juvenile Dunlins are traps for the unwary. Identification of the mystery bird is complicated by the hi... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.