The first is a small wader (size of a blackbird)
The second is chaffinch sized
Common sandpiper and linnet.
Wouldn't argue with that. Not too good on sandpipers mind!
I'm not bald. I've just got ingrowing hair!
That looks good to me too!!
'In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks' John Muir.
Excuse wobbily dyslexic spelling!
It's worth elaborating that the white "gap" where the wing meets the body is a good feature which helps to distinguish Common Sandpipers from other small waders like Green Sandpipers for example.
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Thanks, I was probably looking for too much red on the linnet