Friday, September 16, 2011

Buff-breasted Sandpipers at Fodry

There was a flock of 15 Buff-breasted Sandpipers at the Fodry, Loop Head yesterday 15th September 2011.  This is one of the largest flocks ever recorded in Ireland. There was only one other flock of equal size in this part of the world and that was on the Scilly Isle in the 1970's.  A wonderful spectacle.  Also at the Fodry were 12 Lapland Buntings, two Dunlin and a flock of Black-tailed Godwits.

  Buff-breasted Sandpiper at the Fodry © John N Murphy
The 15 Buff-breasted Sandpipers with 2 Dunlin at Fodry © Jeff Copner

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