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Pectoral Sandpiper at Loch Stiapavat

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Pectoral Sandpiper at Loch Stiapavat

Post by BrianR » 29 May 2015, 20:51

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Corncrake - Chris Orders
Iceland Gull at Traigh lar
Yesterday Tony saw a Pectoral Sandpiper from the hide at Loch Stiapavat. The bird flew in from the south at 12.20, called several times, and came down in the marsh at the northern end of the loch. Tony stayed stayed in the hide for a further two hours, but did not see it again.

Pectoral Sandpiper is a rare spring visitor (some display from a pair that stayed for two weeks in June 2004 - also a ♂ and ♀ at a different site but for one day only; otherwise about 18 from second week of April to early June).

Also at Ness were two Iceland Gulls with virtually all the small waders now departed.

At Aird an Runair/Traigh lar this morning the single pale-breasted Brent Goose remained, there was an Iceland Gull and the only skuas passing were a couple of Pomarine.

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