Sanderling Calidris alba
Calvert - 26th July 2009
Photo copyright Tim Watts
Sanderlings are very scarce in the county in July. Click here to see a graph of Bucks records for this species. This follows one at Little Marlow GP on 19th and another, or possibly the same bird at Dorney Lake on 22nd July. This is an adult bird that is starting to moult into winter plumage. Note the pale grey features appearing on the upperparts.
Caldecotte Lake - May 2008
Photo copyright Greg Tappenden
Although photographed in May this adult does not show the full breeding plumage of this species, which is far more chestnut. This species is an annual visitor to the county with the majority of records in May.
Dorney Lake - 14th May 2007
Photos supplied by Jim Rose
This individual was seen on the return lake at Dorney Lake along with two Temminck's Stints.
Willen Lake - 14th May 2004
Photos supplied by Ashley Beolens
This individual is resting on
a "sausage", the local nickname for the rafts of herbage which are used to
reduce blue-green algae. Rather amusingly a report in the Email group saying that the
"Sanderling was feeding on sausages" was repeated by one of the national bird
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