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Saturday, 7 September 2013

Wave of SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS reach UK

Some 20 or more SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS have reached the UK and Ireland in recent days perhaps reflecting the change in weather to a more westerly airflow since last Sunday. One juvenile in particular commuted back and forth between Abbotsbury Swannery and Brownsea Island in Dorset and may well have been the bird I photographed today at Keyhaven Marshes in Hampshire. It was a particularly confiding individual...........