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Green Sandpipers on North Uist

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Green Sandpipers on North Uist

Post by BrianR » 18 Aug 2016, 20:42

Recently there have been two Green Sandpipers at Loch Sandary (seen by Bill Allan) and one at Loch Paible. August/September are the main months when this species has been encountered in the islands.

Much rarer and worth looking out for at this time of the year are North American waders: the first this autumn was not on the Outer but on Inner Hebrides (Tiree) when a juvenile Spotted Sandpiper turned up (present now for several days); this was quickly followed by a juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper that was discovered this morning at Balgarva, South Uist. I think this may have been only our third record in August.

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Re: Green Sandpipers on North Uist

Post by BrianR » 05 Sep 2016, 19:31

Following my sighting of a Green Sandpiper on 18th August I heard another on Baleshare on the 21st. Today I had good views of one on the saltings to the north of Teanamachar (Baleshare). None of the few out of focus shots I got are worth viewing - photo of Stonechat attached instead! I've only seen a few over the years on North Uist so to get three in one year is quite unusual.
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