(Mark Johnston) COULD only finish fourth on his second start under Liverpool jockey Franny Norton in a seven-furlong maiden at Chelmsford this week.
Limnodromus scolopaceus Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis Herring Gull Larus argentatus Unidentified Gull Larus sp.
The most notable shorebirds found in the OIWS are the Asian Dowitcher
, Chinese Egret, Eurasian Curlew, Whimbrel, Black-tailed Godwit and Red Knot.
scolopaceus breeders Red-necked Phalaropus adjusted 1.
A long-billed dowitcher
has been recorded at Loch Grogarry on North Uist just days after a cattle egret - normally found hanging around with hippos in Africa - was spotted on the same island.
The local rare bird headlines this week were taken by a Long-billed Dowitcher
at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, a North American wader with a good track record at this Dee estuary site.
FAA should improve control of birds and wildlife near airports The victims could fill a novice bird-watcher's bucket list: blackpoll warbler, double-crested cormorant, American black duck, short-billed dowitcher
, black-crowned night heron, magnolia warbler, budgerigar and green-winged teal.
Limnodromus semipalmatus, the Asian (or Asiatic) Dowitcher
, breeds in southern Siberia, north Mongolia and north-eastern China in extensive freshwater wetlands in steppe and forest zones and winters on extensive coastal mudflats from eastern India to the Greater Sundas (where the largest wintering populations occur), the Philippines, New Guinea and north-west Australia (Brazil 2009, Robson, 2000).
An American long-billed dowitcher
was also at Connahs Quay.
Look for whimbrel, long-billed curlew, black-bellied plover, Pacific golden plover, greater yellowlegs, ruddy turnstone or long- and short-billed dowitcher
- species that are many times seen only at this time of year for a period of a few weeks.
Short Billed Dowitcher
sighted on the marsh, first English recording of this American visitor results in national media coverage.
RARE waders - a Wilson's Phalarope in Essex, a Pacific Golden Plover in Suffolk and a Long-billed Dowitcher
in Kent - have been spotted passing south through Britain.