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Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory by Steffan Walton
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Bird ID (Residential – Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory)

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29 Sep 2019 to 03 Oct 2019

Gain confidence identifying birds by sight and sound, with plenty of opportunities to put what you have learned into practice.

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Ruff. Photograph by Ed Drewitt
Featured video

Identifying Ruff

Ruff, with their variable size and plumage, often present identification issues. However, by learning how to recognise Ruff in their various guises through this video, you’ll be able to pick them out with confidence, and have a great reference point for identifying other similar-looking waders.


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