waders-Knot C.c.islandica - 1st summer plumage

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Knot Calidris canutus


Knots Calidris canutus in 1st summer plumage 
The Knots wintering in the Rhine-Meuse delta in The Netherlands belong to the Greenland-
race islandica.
By the end of April they have left or are about to leave for the breeding grounds
safe for a small number of 2nd calendar year birds. These young birds begin moulting their worn
1st winter plumage into their 2nd winter plumage as can be seen on the pictures below.



Knot C.c.islandica 2CY male 02062008 Westerscheldt,The Netherlands.jpg

Knot C.c.islandica 2CY male 02062008 Westerscheldt, The Netherlands


Knot Calidris c.islandica 2CY 02062008 1 Westerscheldt,The Netherlands.jpg

Knot Calidris c.islandica 2CY 02062008 1 Westerscheldt, The Netherlands


Knot Calidris c.islandica 2CY 02062008 2 Westerscheldt,The Netherlands.jpg

Knot Calidris c.islandica 2CY 02062008 2 Westerscheldt, The Netherlands


Knot Calidris c.islandica 2CY 02062008 Westerscheldt,The Netherlands.jpg

Knot Calidris c.islandica 2CY 02062008 Westerscheldt, The Netherlands


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