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Curlew Sandpipers on North Uist

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Curlew Sandpipers on North Uist

Post by BrianR » 19 Aug 2016, 19:17

On the saltings near Teanamachar (Baleshare) the recent high tides have made observation of the waders easier. The Grey Plover still remain distant (gathering on the remaining exposed rocks in Traigh Leathann) but pushed onto the saltings have been up to 11 Knot and a couple of juvenile Curlew Sandpipers.
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Post by MisterT » 20 Aug 2016, 18:22

There would appear to be decent numbers of Curlew Sandpiper around at the moment. This adult was at Frobost with a further 3 at Dalibrough and 4 at Orasay

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Post by BrianR » 23 Aug 2016, 19:58

There were possibly as many as 24 (all juveniles) present this morning. Apart from at least two on Baleshare beach the rest were on the saltings. There was possibly some duplication but up to 14 were together. Other waders that appeared to be moving through were some 45 Knot (one adult), 35 Black-tailed Godwits and at least 60 Redshank. A photo of one of the Knot is attached.
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Post by MisterT » 23 Aug 2016, 21:47

Many waders also appear to be moving through South Uist. Most noticeable were 2 Curlew Sandpipers, 5 Whimbrel, 54 Redshank and 36 Knot at Dalibrough. There were also 68 Black-tailed Godwits at Frobost this evening.

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