Thursday, 12 June 2014

BBRC Acceptance

The Semi-palmated Sandpiper found on Hoylake shore on the 21st September 2013 has been accepted by BBRC.  The bird was found in the high tide wader roost by Jane Turner. Present for just a few hours, as the tide ebbed so the birds dispersed. It was not present the next day. A rare but increasing American Wader this constitutes the first Wirral record on a stretch of coastline that is synonymous for rare waders. Other recent records here include Broad- billed Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper and American Golden Plover.

A few poor record shots were taken of the bird show it to be a an adult bird moulting from summer to winter plumage.

Photo's -AMC

Semi Palmated Sandpiper .Third bird from the left, on back row. 

Dunlin (left), Ringed Plover and the Semi palmated Sandpiper (right)

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