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PECTORAL SANDPIPER - Calidris melanotos

 

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© Gareth Jones

 

 

 

2016:

A juvenile/ 1st winter was found in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on September 11th - 12th.

2014:

A juvenile/ 1st winter was located on the shoreline in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area at 16:00 on September 21st and was present until at least the 30th.

2013:

One possibly this species was seen at Oldbury-on-Severn Yacht Club in the evening on August 7th.

2008:

A juvenile was found on Northwick Warth on September 18th and was seen well before disappearing into the salt marsh at around 13:30. It was present from September 18th - 23rd.

2006:

One, a juvenile was reported at Northwick Warth on the morning of September 23rd favouring the grazed salt marsh at ST: 552 872. It was still present on September 24th and around 10:00 on September 25th it was joined by a second bird with one lingering until September 26th.

 

2005:

On August 3rd one thought to be this species was reported in flight heading north at Oldbury Power Station.

 

1998:

A juvenile/ 1st winter was found on September 21st - 26th at Northwick Warth.

1989:

On September 17th a presumed juvenile/ 1st winter was identified at Oldbury Power Station. This is the first documented reference to this  species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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