RSPB Conwy's second Pectoral Sandpiper
of the autumn dropped in last week, with Curlew Sandpiper, Guillemot and Garganey among the other sightings.
But they have nothing on the male pectoral sandpiper
which avoids sleeping for weeks so as not to miss out on any mating opportunities.
Species could be categorized into one of four groups on the basis of similar patterns of density (Table 4): 1) a coastal group that had higher densities on the OCP and included the ruddy turnstone, dunlin, pectoral sandpiper
, and red phalarope; 2) a widespread group that had approximately equal densities on the OCP and ICP and included the black-bellied plover, semipalmated sandpiper, longbilled dowitcher, and red-necked phalarope; 3) an inland group that had higher densities on the ICP and included the American golden-plover and stilt sandpiper; and 4) a group of species encountered in low numbers that could not be compared between regions, and which have high uncertainty associated with their estimates (bar-tailed godwit, Baird's sandpiper, and buff-breasted sandpiper).
Painted snipe, Eurasian woodcock, Kittlitz's plover have been observed and even buff-breasted sandpiper, pectoral sandpiper
, lesser yellowlegs and Wilson's phalarope are on the national checklist.
On October 6, a wading bird that was sighted by a bird watcher at the Mirfa Water Treatment Plant turned out to be the Pectoral Sandpiper
, the fourth record so far in the UAE (Mirfa is about a 2.
A pectoral sandpiper
has already found the reserve.
He says: "We did a guided bird watch two weeks ago and we saw a rare wader, a pectoral sandpiper
females begin nesting as early as 1 June (Pitelka 1959), but must begin by 1 July or there will not be sufficient time for rearing young before the onset of winter.
The most common species are the Lesser Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper, and Pectoral Sandpiper
RSPB Conwy hosted a Pectoral Sandpiper
on Wednesday, plus Great White Egret, Curlew Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank and Garganey on the muddy pools.
In our analysis, uniparental shorebird species included pectoral sandpiper
(Calidris melanotos), buff-breasted sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis), and the phalarope species (Phalaropus spp.
squatarola), dunlin (Calidris alpina), long-billed dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus), pectoral sandpiper