Having got a big fat Birdforum ban for private comments about the owner of the site, I've turned my attention to Surfbirds and there's a really sensible thread on Dunlin. I've had some correspondence with Niall Keogh about potential hudsonia race birds at Tacumshin this autumn, and in the past birders with an interest in the Azores have pondered on a few birds they've seen out there in the mid-Atlantic.
Which brings me to this bird that was one of two, spotted by Lee Gregory and I in November 2008 at Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel.
|Pale, long legged, long-billed with perhaps more extensive streaking on the flanks than on European birds?|
|Quite a well defined pectoral band|
|Relatively dark lores|
|Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel November 2008|