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Dunlin

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Common Name Dunlin
Scientific Name Calidris alpina
Status Frequent
Interest Level
2/5
Related Species Sandpipers
Flower Visible
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
Look for Flocks of smallish waders flying in close formation
Habitat Reference
Summary

Found in large flocks on muddy shorelines in winter.


 

Contributors to the Nature of Dorset have seen this species at these locations:

Please note that the markers show APPROXIMATE locations of the observation, not exact locations! You can find often find out more information about location by looking at the original tweet. Click on any marker to see the name of the location and then click on the location name to see more details about the site where available.

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The intention of this chart is to show which months during the year this species is most likely to be seen. The total per month is across all years; to see the total for a particular year select that year in the filter at the top.

This chart shows the number of records per day for this species for up to the last 30 days for which there are records for this species (see note above). Hover over any column to see the date and the number of records:

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Despite being very common in the Winter months, I just adore dunlin. They are always on the go and...
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As if the appearance of dunlin in Winter wasn't confusing enough you knew you could rely on their...
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Dunlin on rising tide in Lytchett Bay Tuesday evening https://t.co/cM1abTMpWu
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26/04/2017 - 20:45
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A few more pics of yesterdays rainy Dunlin at #LytchettFields https://t.co/2R9ga3nLwP
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03/08/2017 - 20:21
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Dunlin steadily increasing day by day at #LytchettFields, 97 today, will we break the ton tomorrow? https://t.co/tqdSXwTqpb
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09/08/2017 - 18:40
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10/08/2017 - 18:02
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Stunning plumage on the #LytchettFields Dunlin https://t.co/tyouQFDbq2
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20/08/2017 - 11:22
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03/09/2017 - 14:11
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Dunlin struggling to find a roosting spot on an extremely flooded #LytchettFields https://t.co/G099h45MDJ

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22/11/2017 - 16:51
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Winter Dunlin Ferrybridge https://t.co/s5GIghs4PK

Tweet Date:
23/11/2017 - 16:25
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The original tweets from which these records have been derived:

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Record Datesort ascending Recorded at Recorded by Tweet
20/01/2018 - 10:01 Ian Ballam

#LytchettFields rising tide highlights, 677 Dunlin, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 1 Avocet, 1 Green Sand, 152 L… https://t.co/AjGsW8GBsM

19/01/2018 - 19:24 Birds Poole Harbour

1 Purple Sandpiper, 5 Ringed Plover & 5 Dunlin at North Haven this AM @DorsetBirdClub @RSPBArne @DWTBrownsea @NTPurbeck

14/01/2018 - 11:13 Debby Saunders

Ferrybridge 115 Dunlin, 2 Curlew, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Great Northern Divers, 2 Pale-bellied Brent, drake Goosander. Slo… https://t.co/IaYTeYBcX0

01/01/2018 - 10:01 Debby Saunders

Happy New Year from Ferrybridge Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 105 Dunlin, 2 Great Northern Divers

23/12/2017 - 09:29 Ian Ballam

1 Spoonbill, 1 Spot Red, 3 Avocet and 300+ Dunlin on #lytchettFields @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub

15/12/2017 - 10:53 Ian Ballam

382 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank and 5 Avocets on #lytchettFields @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub

13/12/2017 - 10:18 Ian Ballam

269 Dunlin on SP and another 3 Avocet #LytchettFields @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub

12/12/2017 - 10:38 Richard Charmouth

An early morning visit to the Cobb, Lyme Regis this morning gave 1 Dunlin, 8 Purple Sands and 8 Turnstone… https://t.co/amrIDxWJmv

08/12/2017 - 20:55 Retweet

RT @alicksimmons: Flocks of bar-tailed godwits and dunlin from @DWTBrownsea @DorsetWildlife https://t.co/8WCVzrV6nP

03/12/2017 - 10:34 Debby Saunders

Also at Ferrybridge 650 Dark-bellied Brent, 5 Pale-bellied Brent, 48 Oystercatcher, 100+ Dunlin

23/11/2017 - 16:25 Debby Saunders

Winter Dunlin Ferrybridge https://t.co/s5GIghs4PK

22/11/2017 - 16:51 Ian Ballam

Dunlin struggling to find a roosting spot on an extremely flooded #LytchettFields https://t.co/G099h45MDJ

20/11/2017 - 08:25 Shaun Robson

Spoonbill and a moving carpet of feeding Dunlin #nicestarttotheweek and today's high tide count #RSPBLytchettFields… https://t.co/rrgpprlcil

19/11/2017 - 08:23 Ian Ballam

268 Dunlin, 42 Snipe and 1 Ruff on #lytchettFields @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub

16/11/2017 - 17:38 Freddy Alway

The fleet. Black redstart. Firecrest. Fieldfare. Brambling. Redpoll. Cc. 18 barnecal goose. 170 lapwing. 100 Dunlin… https://t.co/1UBhYNkO35

13/11/2017 - 12:41 Ian Ballam

Impressive count for Holes Bay NE of Dunlin at 224 @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub

01/11/2017 - 09:04 Debby Saunders

Ferrybridge this morning 2120 Brent Geese (4 juv), 3 P-b Brent, 40 Dunlin, 13 Red-breasted Merganser, no Black Brant https://t.co/crsmEq5SZ1

26/10/2017 - 09:36 Ian Ballam

The "other" Curlew Sand is in the bay with the Dunlin flock, also 2 Brent @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub

21/10/2017 - 08:56 Steve Smith

@harbourbirds @DorsetBirdClub Stilt Sand at Middlebere till 0810. Tide now vhigh & no further sign. CurlewSand 5Knot 3Spotshank 65+Dunlin

19/10/2017 - 11:38 Freddy Alway

Lodmoor. Lylegs. 3 lit stint. 1 com sand. 40+ snipe.dunlin. rp. Gwe. Marsh harrier. 2 firecrest.

11/10/2017 - 16:24 Hamish Murray

Black-tailed Godwits, Avocets and Dunlin over the Brownsea lagoon this afternoon #dorsetwt #dwtbrown https://t.co/bD9IJwkSqY

11/10/2017 - 13:10 Retweet

RT @GlenOrioleglen: Nice stroll around Lodmoor. Lesser Yellowlegs {cropped}, 8 Ruff, 6 Little Stints, Dublin, BT Godwit, Lapwing, Snipe, G…

10/10/2017 - 15:07 Martin Adlam

Ferrybridge 1:00pm - c600 Dark-bellied Brent, 2 Pale-bellied Brent, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatchers… https://t.co/indD15OqZi

07/10/2017 - 17:54 Brett Spencer

Poor for waders on The Fleet today, with high water levels. 5 Dunlin, 2 Bar-wits & singles of Ringo, Common Sand, G… https://t.co/kyhAtF71ce

07/10/2017 - 12:37 Debby Saunders

723 Dark-bellied Brent, Pale-bellied Brent, 21 Dunlin, 2 Barwit Ferrybridge mid day

04/10/2017 - 11:18 Ian Ballam

1 Little Stint @ #LytchettFields today , on SP, Sanderling still with Dunlin on FP @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub @BirdGuides

04/10/2017 - 10:00 Ian Ballam

#LytchettFields so far, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Curlew Sand, 8 Ruff, 150+Dunlin, 14 Greenshank , 74 Blackwit @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @BirdGuides

03/10/2017 - 10:38 Nick Hopper

Stilt Sand, 3 Ruff + c150 Dunlin roosting s,e Wareham channel, then flushed by Marsh Harrier @harbourbirds

30/09/2017 - 11:01 Barbara Bisset

11.00 stilt sand, c400 avocet & blackwit, wigeon, knot, dunlin on Middlebere Lake @RSPBArne @harbourbirds

30/09/2017 - 10:39 Ian Ballam

6 Ruff, 3 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sand and 30+ Dunlin all in Approach Field Pool #LytchettFields @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub

29/09/2017 - 21:45 Martin Adlam

RT @PortandWey: Ferrybridge 7:00pm c150 Ringed Plovers, 20 Dunlin, 5 Sanderling, 4 Turnstone, 1 Little Stint. Sanderling asleep in puddle @…

27/09/2017 - 12:35 Ian Ballam

1 Curlew Sand with Dunlin on FP prior to being flushed by a Peregrine #LytchettFields @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub @BirdGuides

27/09/2017 - 10:18 Ian Ballam

155 Dunlin in bay, Wigeon increased to 39 and 1 GC Grebe #LytchettBay @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub

26/09/2017 - 19:48 Steve Smith

@DorsetBirdClub @harbourbirds Only 54 Spoonies, Ruff, 10Knot, 924Blackwit, 360Avocet & 26Dunlin. Stilt Sand was my… https://t.co/vifMghHI0H

26/09/2017 - 10:05 Ian Ballam

Over 250 Dunlin in bay, will be interesting to count how many on fields at high tide @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub

23/09/2017 - 19:39 Steve Smith

@NarwhalSh Knot Little Stint Ruff2 Curlew Sand & Dunlin196 all missing you #LytchettBay

22/09/2017 - 13:56 Olly Frampton

Finally! Baird's Sandpiper currently (13:55) with Dunlin in Lynch Cove, nr Wyke Regis, Dorset. @RareBirdAlertUK @BirdGuides

21/09/2017 - 14:33 Freddy Alway

Bairds with Dunlin and rp at lynch cove.

20/09/2017 - 19:55 Freddy Alway

Bairds with Dunlin and rp in tidmoor cove this evening.

20/09/2017 - 11:57 RSPB Weymouth

Juv Little Stint with 42 Dunlin on the west scrape at #rspblodmoor but no sign of the Least Sanpiper :-(

18/09/2017 - 19:45 Ian Ballam

No US waders but #LytchettFields still on fire tonight,174 Blackwit,282 Dunlin,2 Ruff, 1 CurlewSand,11 GShank,1 Spo… https://t.co/BarQNdkb4P

15/09/2017 - 10:32 Steve Groves

Only other waders present are 2 Greenshank & several each of Common Sandpiper, Dunlin & Lapwing.

14/09/2017 - 19:30 Jol Mitchell

M'bere tonight - 675 Blackwits + 120 on field, 100+ Dunlin, 30 Avocet, 4 G'shank, 1 Knot, no Osprey tho'

13/09/2017 - 08:08 Debby Saunders

Ferrybridge this morning 75 Ringed Plover, 27 Dunlin, 4 Sanderling, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, Sandwich Tern, Wheatear, Grey Wagtail

12/09/2017 - 18:11 Martin Wood

Also seen at Lodmoor today Bearded Tit, Dunlin, Wheatear, Ringed Plover,Black tailed Godwits. Common Tern. Great White Egret.

12/09/2017 - 17:36 Richard Charmouth

A Wheatear and Dunlin on Lyme Regis Beach earlier today was nice but this beautifully spangled Juvenile? Sanderling… https://t.co/atheAn86da

05/09/2017 - 10:43 Debby Saunders

Ferrybridge this morning 4 Sanderling, 60 Ringed Plover, 25 Dunlin, Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Sandwich Tern

03/09/2017 - 14:11 Ian Ballam

Dunlin #LytchettFields https://t.co/rR6KlaMMsA

03/09/2017 - 09:27 Ian Ballam

1 Wood Sand, 312 Dunlin, 32 Ringo, 10 Gshank, 84 Blackwit, 105 Rshank, 12 G Sand, 1 C Sand #LytchettFields @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh

02/09/2017 - 09:00 Paul Harris

Rodden Hive: Green Sand, Whimbrel, Blackwit, Grey Plover, Knot, Turnstone, 5 Sanderling, Common Sand, ~100 Dunlin + RP's