Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia

Caldecotte Lake  - 12th May 2011

Photos copyright
Keith O'Hagen

Photos copyright
Dave Ferguson

Photos copyright Rod Scaife
The bird is somewhere on the ramp.

A remarkable find and a county first.  Caldecotte regular Keith O'Hagen found the bird and managed to take several photos (including the two top photos).  Keith was unsure of the ID so posted them on the North Bucks Birders Yahoo site.  Very quickly it was identified as a Spotted Sandpiper and the news put out.  Good numbers of birders managed to see the bird during it's one day stay and get a valuable county tick.


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