Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Upland Sandpiper

While in Mayo yesterday 25th October 2011, the Upland Sandpiper appeared from his hiding place in the corner of a rushy field giving us distant but prolonged views in the dull conditions.  This rare North American vagrant was not so tame and ran into cover like a Pheasant if anyone walked the nearby roadside.  It was my first time ever encountering this species and he really looked like a cross between a Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Whimbrel.


  1. Congrats Murf, was it worth the wait?

  2. Thanks Floss, I was delighted to catch up with this species. I just wish the bird would have come closer to get that full frame shot like it did yesterday for my buddy Pat.