Sunday, December 11, 2011

Least Sandpiper

The Least Sandpiper is a small North American vagrant wader that occasionally get blown across the Atlantic in late Autumn and end up in Ireland and Britain.  This bird at Black Rock precedes an earlier bird found in September at nearby Carrahane Strand. It is possibly the same individual.  The bird yesterday was fairly jumpy and would not allow you get too close for a photo.  As you can see from the shots it was a fairly dull day and we were happy just to have seen the bird.

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