Sunday, 26 July 2009

SANDERLING at Calvert Landfill

This moulting summer-plumaged SANDERLING graced the Landfill site today for a short while (Tim Watts)
Calvert BBOWT; 1 Green sandpiper/1 Common Sandpiper

Calvert landfill: no access to this private site. I spotted a small wader roosting and was praying it would be a Dunlin rather than just another Common sandpiper! Amazingly, it was not a Dunlin but a cracking SANDERLING,the first one I have ever found myself and only the second I have seen at Calvert. It roosted for a while, fed for a bit before flying around a corner, and out of view.

Also seen, 2 migrant juv Little ringed plover/2 Common Sandpiper/ 2 Little Egret (Tim Watts)

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