Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis (Vieillot, 1819)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis (Vieillot, 1819)

(Extremely rare, vagrant PM)

  1. One, juvenile, 15th-20th Sep. 1973 (A.H. Davis, R.M. Curber, K.L. Fox, R.S. Harkness, K.E. Vinicombe).
  2. One, juvenile, 5th-14th Oct. 1986 (P. Castle, A.H. Davis, A.M. Leggatt).

Andy Davis found the first for the lake in 1973 at the Ubley end and also confirmed (pers. comm.) that the second was found by a Wiltshire birder named Paul Castle.

Bibliography (sources of information)

  1. Davis, A.H. Birds at Blagdon Lake 1963-1983. Bristol Ornith. 18: 102-116. Bristol Ornithological Club.
  2. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Somerset Birds, 1973. Somerset Ornithological Society.
  3. Taylor, S.M. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 1986. Avon Ornithological Group.

Updated 24 December, 2012