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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

First TEREK SANDPIPER of year

An adult TEREK SANDPIPER on the River Adur at Shoreham for about 30 mins this evening. It was found by Chris Corrigan just before 8pm who then went home to get his scope to confirm the identification. We joined him at about 8.20pm and had excellent views of the bird for about 5 mins feeding on the water's edge on the west side of the river just south of the Tollbridge. As I was in the process of putting the news out, it started calling, took off, flew down river and then departed high NE not to be seen again. Sadly there was not even time for other Shoreham locals to get there and see it. (Chris Corrigan, Paul & Bridget James).