Shore Plover, Westshore

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Shore Plover, Westshore

Postby tim » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:14 pm

One female shore plover present today.
It was reported on the 5th aswell
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Re: Shore Plover, Westshore

Postby sav » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:26 pm

Nice Tim,

Is it the same bird? Also seen on Sunday 4th.

Had a really good look on Tuesday (6th) and couldnt find it.

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Re: Shore Plover, Westshore

Postby sav » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:14 pm

Hi all,

So, it really is the same bird. Seen for a couple of days 4th and 5th, then nothing for a while , then back again yesterday and today.

I was lucky enough to catch up with it about 2pm, for about half an hour, but it then flew strongly and high (with 2 Banded Dots) inland.

Neil Robertson and his Wrybill groupo will be looking first thing tomorrow.
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Re: Shore Plover, Westshore

Postby sav » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:36 pm

Shore Plover seen again this morning, first by Adam Clarke, then by Neil.

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Re: Shore Plover, Westshore

Postby sav » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:17 pm

Hi all,

Shore Plover seen again this morning, by Adam and later by me. But this is a different bird to the one photographed by Tim, and it is behaving differently being on the shingle islands in the river and then flying across to Southern Marsh.

It seems likely that the original bird did a runner on Tuesday afternoon, but was replaced by another yesterday morning!?

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Re: Shore Plover, Westshore

Postby adamclarke » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:17 pm

Just an update for those interested. The 'new' visiting female shore plover (band combo GRYO) initially sighted on Wednesday was still present this morning, viewed at the Southern Marsh memorably feeding alongside banded dots, two sharp-tails and a knot. No sign of the original female (BRRY) last seen on Tuesday.
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Re: Shore Plover, Westshore

Postby Cheryl Walton » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:43 pm

I am looking at heading over this way tomorrow. Is there any update on if she is still hanging around please?

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