Friday, 1 May 2015

1st May

While the weather was pleasant enough, the day looked like being a quiet one until George found a White-rumped Sandpiper at Bewan Loch alongside a couple of Dunlin mid-afternoon. Almost certainly the recent Papa Westray bird, this is the 16th individual (10 of which were in 2005) to be recorded on North Ronaldsay but it is the first in spring. With the exception of 10 Pink-footed Geese that really was it today, but we'll take little gems like that-a great bird to watch and enjoy.

White-rumped Sandpiper (photos Mark Warren top 2, George Gay flight shot)

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