A much rarer wader - a Stilt Sandpiper
from North America - was found over the border at Neumann's Flash and later Sandbach Flash.
Last July saw the amazing stilt sandpiper
at Conwy RSPB, another American vagrant, but this was a first for Wales.
A STILT sandpiper
- which should be in North America - is attracting a steady dream of admirers to Pennington Marshes in Hampshire.
This category does not include the Stilt Sandpiper
As we watched the vagrant stilt sandpiper
there on Thursday, he explained that the site held just a few emperors, and we both blamed a wet May for low numbers.
(Calidris himantopus): We recorded stilt sandpipers
on 10% of clusters (Table 1).
Readers are not told that MacFarlane, from the shortlived Fort Anderson, "contributed more specimens in a single year than any other collector in the museum's history" (Deignan, 1947:7), including 170 sets of lesser golden-plover eggs, 70 of the red-necked phalarope, 30 of the lesser yellowlegs, 20 each of the semipalmated plover, least sandpiper, and buff-breasted sandpiper, and the firstever egg sets of the stilt sandpiper
(three) and the sanderling (one).
SESA Pectoral sandpiper Calidris melanotos Vieillot PESA Stilt sandpiper
Calidris himantopus Bonaparte STSA Red-necked phalarope Phalaropus lobatus L.
Because stilt sandpipers
were encountered on only six plots and differed from American golden-plovers in their association with wet and dry cover types, we considered only the American golden-plover as the inland group representative.
I've observed ruddy turnstones, Baird's, semi-palmated and stilt sandpipers
, as well as golden plovers here.
Schoonover says they come from all over the area to see blacknecked stilts, American avocets, stilt sandpipers
, Sandhill cranes, white-faced ibis and snowy plover, among others.
Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs and Semipalmated, Western, Least, White-rumped, and Stilt Sandpipers
, and Common Snipe were common to abundant shorebird species.