Wednesday, 6 August 2003

6th August 2003 Herts Tring Reservoirs, 5.30am – 7.00am. Clear and sunny

LEAST SANDPIPER 1 adult retaining most of its summer plumage. Tiny size matching that of a nearby Pied Wagtail. Crown brown with white spotting. Pale supercilium joining in a V above the bill. Bill wolly black. Breast streaked. Large dark centers to most lower scapulars. No primary projection. Yellow legs with long yellow toes. Rapid wingbeats in flight. Adopted a crouched posture. UK480.
Common Sandpiper c.5
Greenshank 3

Least Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper at Startops End Reservoir (Andrew Moon)