Tuesday 5 October 2010

Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Davidstow

I eventually caught up with this first year Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Davidstow.  This is my fifth visit this autumn with the intention of seeing this bird though it, and/or others, are never there when I'm there.  That said, there is always a good chance of finding waders here so no visit is wasted.

Buff-breasted Sandpiper breeds in nothern Canada and Alaska and winters in Argentina in the pampas grasslands.  They are annual visitors to Cornwall and hardly a blank year goes by. This autumn there has been records from all over Europe so there must have been a job-lot displaced whilst migrating south from their breeding grounds.  


  1. Looks like this trip payed off,stunning images Steve.
    Your first shot is amazing,love the colouring.

  2. Sorry Steve spelling Mistake,should read trip paid off.