We were able to approach to within 15 to 20 metres of the bird,which was sheltering behind a large rock.The light wasn`t that good by this time but I obtained a few images to share with you of this nearctic wader!!
|Pectoral Sandpiper,a bird of the high arctic that winters in south america,places like the pampas in Argentina!|
|It is one of the commonest nearctic waders to europe,and is annual to Britain and Ireland,usually associated with Atlantic depressions.|
|It is a rather erect Sandpiper,with a straight tapering bill and yellow green legs!|
|This particular bird took refuge for a good while behind this rock,after having been flushed by a Sparrowhawk!|
|It breeds alongside birds such as Least Sandpiper and Temnick Stint!|
|Obviously not used to humans,it give us all good views.|
|Well worth the early start to see!|