Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus (formerly Limicola falcinellus)

A rare visitor to the UK. In the past the majority of records were of spring adults in May, with Breydon Water in Norfolk amassing a remarkable lion's share of the records; autumn juveniles have always been much rarer. However in recent years spring records have diminished sharply and this has become a much less regular visitor to our shores.

The juvenile shown below first appeared at Salthouse before moving on to Titchwell a few days later.

Broad-billed Sandpiper, Titchwell, 17-Aug-04 Broad-billed Sandpiper, Titchwell, 17-Aug-04
Broad-billed Sandpiper, Titchwell, 17-Aug-04 Broad-billed Sandpiper, Titchwell, 17-Aug-04

juvenile Broad-billed Sandpiper, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 17th August 2004

 

Broad-billed Sandpiper, Salthouse, 13-Aug-04  

juvenile Broad-billed Sandpiper, Salthouse (Norfolk, UK), 13th August 2004