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I was walking along Sully beach over last Friday’s high tide when a walker and her wide-roaming dog put up this little flock of waders. In panic, they flew together along the beach, wheeled out over the waves and around, heading back to their original location.

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Luckily for me, once they considered the woman – or, more likely, the dog – was far enough away, they settled back on the rocks again. The astute amongst you may have counted the flying flock and noted that there were, in fact, more than a baker’s dozen. That was the number of Ringed plovers. They were accompanied by two Turnstones and a single Dunlin.

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