Thursday, 25 July 2013

Frampton Sandpiper footage

This afternoon has been dominated by a confusing series of reports from Frampton Marsh RSPB (Lincs). Yesterday (24th July), a White-rumped Sandpiper was reported from the reserve, with a single image appearing on BirdGuides earlier today. News came this morning of the bird's continued presence but, during the afternoon, a new image was posted on Twitter, showing a bird that appeared to be a Baird's Sandpiper.

Though the two-bird theory seemed feasible, John Moon kindly emailed the sightings team a short while ago with a sequence of digiscoped video footage that he obtained on site yesterday afternoon. To us, this appears to be the same bird as that photographed today and again looks to be a Baird's Sandpiper:

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