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Wednesday, 29 July 2009

LOCAL MEGA - MARSH SANDPIPER on the ISLES OF SCILLY

A MARSH SANDPIPER was discovered this evening on Porthellick Pool, St Mary's, feeding in front of the Stephen Sussex Hide. First seen at about 2030 hours, it was present until dusk. It represents the second archipealgo record following a juvenile present on Tresco Great Pool from 22nd-25th July (MSS et al). It also represents the first record in Britain in 2009 - species number 380.