Sunday, 29 September 2013

Showy American waders in Ireland September 2013

It's been that time of year, and once again my Irish trips have been rewarded by some outstanding views of juvenile American waders. September low pressure systems always mean a few displaced birds from Arctic Canada and Greenland, and 2013 has been no exception. Although I'd stop at going anywhere near saying it's been a bumper year (with Buff-breasted Sandpipers being particularly thin on the ground), even an average year produces lost birds that have no fear...

Lesser Yellowlegs (1st-winter) Ballyconeely, County Galway September 2013 - above 3 photos

Baird's Sandpiper (juvenile) Ventry, County Kerry September 2013 - above 2 photos

Pectoral Sandpiper (juvenile) Ballinrannig, County Kerry September 2013 - above 2 photos

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