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Thread: France : White-rumped Sandpiper (8th of Aug.2010)

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    Default France : White-rumped Sandpiper (8th of Aug.2010)

    dear birders


    last sunday we had one White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis)
    in Melleray (Saint-Denis-en-Val) Sarthe, France. (not so ar from Le Mans city)!

    cheers
    Didier

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    Nice one! Any photos?

    PS Welcome to the forums!

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    Hello Didier,

    And welcome to Surfbirds Forum. White-rumped Sandpiper is always a good find and not that easy at this time of year to pick out from the masses of Dunlin in southern Europe.

    This is one of two birds found at Martinhal (Western Algarve) last autumn:





    I have posted this image before but not, I think (apologies if I have), the following images which show a Common Sandpiper violently attacking the WR Sandpiper and seriously attempting to drown it - strange behaviour:























    Colin

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    Fantastic pics!

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