Tuesday, 5 July 2011

5th July

An elusive Pacific Golden Plover was seen several times during the day, although it was very difficult to keep track of among 590 or so widely scattered, highly mobile Golden Plovers. Pacific Golden Plover seems to be a real North Ronaldsay speciality, with a remarkable seven previous birds that account for nearly ten percent of all accepted British records.

Other wading birds passing through included 4 Knots, 2 Whimbrels, 46 Bar-tailed Godwits and a Black-tailed Godwit. A Collared Dove and 2 Common Redpolls were the only other migrants of note.

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