curlew sandpiper


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curlew sandpiper

n
(Animals) a common Eurasian sandpiper, Calidris ferruginea, having a brick-red breeding plumage and a greyish winter plumage
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Noun1.curlew sandpiper - Old World sandpiper with a curved bill like a curlewcurlew sandpiper - Old World sandpiper with a curved bill like a curlew
sandpiper - any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
Calidris, genus Calidris - a genus of Scolopacidae
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Other UK birds have been added to the near threatened list - including oystercatchers, lapwings, know, curlew sandpiper and bar-tailed godwit - and join species already listed such as the black-tailed godwit and curlew.
Garganey and Black Tern were good finds at Morfa Aber, while a Little Stint was at RSPB Conwy and Curlew Sandpiper on the Clwyd estuary.
These are birds like the sharp-tailed sandpiper, curlew sandpiper and red-necked stint, which are the subject of a number of international protection agreements.
STRESSED MURRAY: FAST FACTS Litres of water approved to flow under the Living Murray Initiative: 500 billion Litres of water needed to have some chance to return the river to health at least: 1500 billion Litres of real water that have flowed so far from the Living Murray Initiative infrastructure projects 0 Percentage of River Red Gums stressed or dying 75% Curlew Sandpiper in the Coorong (1980s) 40,000 Curlew Sandpipers in the Coorong today 2,000
The pair have ringed 100,000 birds of 121 species at the site with more than 130 foreign ringed birds being caught, including Siberian bewick swan, Polish curlew sandpiper, Maltese little stint and Moroccan lapwing.
Kingfisher has been regular here, and at NWWT The Spinnies, while Little Stints were at Pwllheli, the Clwyd estuary and Connah's Quay, with a Curlew Sandpiper.
On the Dee estuary, Connah's Quay hosted a Curlew Sandpiper, while a Spotted Redshank was at Shotwick.
A Curlew Sandpiper was with a Green Sandpiper and Whimbrels at RSPB Conwy on Monday, while Spotted Redshanks are at Connah's Quay nature reserve and two Curlew Sandpipers at Morfa Madryn on Saturday.
A Curlew Sandpiper was on Anglesey's Alaw estuary, a dozen Spotted Redshanks at Connah's Quay (where 25 Twites are feeding), the long-staying Blacknecked Grebe at Bodfari Park and up to four Surf Scoters off Pensarn.
The curlew sandpiper autumn continued, with counts exceeding half a dozen at Morfa Harlech, Alaw estuary, Malltraeth Cob and RSPB Conwy, though all were surpassed by the 42 at Frodsham on the Mersey.
The Surf Scoter has been off Llanddulas again this week, a Great White Egret at Cemlyn Lagoons, Jack Snipe and Curlew Sandpiper on Aber's shoreline, up to six Spotted Redshanks at Connah's Quay and a Little Stint on the Clwyd estuary at Rhyl.
A Scaup and Curlew Sandpiper were also there at the weekend.