Greater Yellowlegs – 4th Falklands Record

After seeing the Leucistic Dark Faced Ground Tyrant we headed out to Bull Point to have a look at the Gentoo Penguin colony and the ponds.

At the Gentoo Penguin Colony where a few pairs of Falklands Skuas breed. I photographed this bird stealing an egg from a very late laying Gentoo Penguin.

The Ponds were very quiet with only Speckled Teal, Silver Teal, Crested Duck & White Tufted Grebe seen.

On and at the back of the beaches large numbers of White Rumped Sandpipers, Two Banded Plover, Rufous Chested Dotterel and 3 Baird’s Sandpipers were seen.

On the Rocks on one of the spits large numbers of South American Terns were sitting including lots of last seasons young.

On the way back to North Arm settlement Mike & Sue flushed a Yellowlegs as they crossed the creek at North West Arm, it was quickly relocated and turned out to be a Greater Yellowlegs only the fourth record for the Falkland Islands.



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