My first UK Semipalmated Sandpiper since 1989!

Having been busy all weekend I was hoping the Minsmere juv Semipalmated Sandpiper would hang and and luckily it did! I bunked off work early and was in South Hide in record time to find the bird within a couple of minutes. Despite flying a couple of times it was pretty much on view the whole time I was there. As 29 years have passed since I saw one at Cley in 1989 it was very welcome (although in that time I have seen plenty on my travels!). Having a scan about also revealed a nice Black Tern tucked in amongst 29 Little Gulls, 2 Spotted Redshanks, 2 Common Sandpipers plus several Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwits, Redshank, Avocets and Ringed Plovers.

Yearlist = 234

    Semipalmated Sandpiper

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