23 Jun 2016

Wader passage.

There were some cracking waders off Hilbre recently with Steve picking up a number of colour ringed Sanderling. There were god numbers of Dunlin and Ringed Plover that gave good photo opportunities as they roosted over the high tide. They've all headed north now to their tundra breeding grounds but it won't be long before they're making the return journey. Every year we check them for a possible rarity but we found nothing more unusual than a couple of Curlew Sandpiper. In previous years the N Wirral shoreline has scored with Semi-palmated Sandpiper, a possible Western Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper and Broad-billed Sandpiper! Anythings possible.........

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