Saturday 21 September 2013

Semipalmated Sandpiper at Dungeness on 10th September

Semipalmated Sandpiper juv. Dungeness rspb.

An afternoon visit to Dungeness rspb reserve on 10th September was very productive in having excellent views of a juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper which showed very well at times , i have now seen 2 Semipalmated Sandpipers however this was the first one i have seen in Kent and by far the best views i have ever had of one . Here are a selection of photos i took of this bird , all taken from the Firth hide .

Note clear cut supercillum .

Flight shot.

The Semipalmated Sandpiper was constantly feeding in a very fast action and almost non stop in and reminded me of a tiny Sanderling in its actions , there was also a Black Tern which landed at one point in front of the hide .

Black Tern.