Saturday, 27 July 2013

Spotted Sandpiper

An adult summer plumaged Spotted Sandpiper is showing well this afternoon on the R. Aln, Foxton Bends, Alnmouth viewable from the top road to the gold club. This is a very rare wader in Northumberland, the American version of our own Common Sandpiper. Dressed in breeding plumage this bird has a heavily spotted breast, giving it avery different appearance to our Common Sandpipers. Its well worth a look....

Spotted Sandpiper like the Foxton bird ( Courtesy of the Web)

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