Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Catching the Pec Wave

There has been a big influx of Pectoral Sandpipers into the UK in the last couple of weeks. There have been a handful of records in Yorkshire and I was very hopeful that one would turn up. Today, Adam Firth found one at the pool at Wheldrake Ings, so I shot down at lunchtime to see it. The bird was still present on arrival, a very smart juvenile. This is the ninth record for the York area. Also noted, one Green Sandpiper, eight Snipe and one Little Egret. 

I was in a bit of a rush and the strong sunshine was creating a bit of a haze, so my pics don't do this smart bird justice. My smartphone adapter went wrong too which didn't help, which is why the video is a disaster!


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