Friday, August 08, 2008

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Here are a few images of the adult Buff-breasted Sandpiper, found by Archie Macintosh, at Doonfoot on the Ayrshire coast. All the way from North American and present for its third day, it is getting to be fairly approachable (though constantly on the move) - it now hides behind the small covey of birders when the dogs approach :-)
This is the fourth Ayrshire record following birds at Bogside (1980), Barassie (1989), and Lochlea (1995). Thanks to Jim Woods and others for the gen.

1 comment:

Warren Baker said...

Excellent pics. Fraser. Nice bird to have on photographic record.