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Common Sandpiper

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Common Name Common Sandpiper
Scientific Name Actitis hypoleucos
Interest Level
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Related Species Sandpipers
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Summary

A passage migrant mainly in the autumn


 

Contributors to the Nature of Dorset have seen this species at these locations:

Please note that the markers show APPROXIMATE locations of the observation, not exact locations! You can find often find out more information about location by looking at the original tweet. Click on any marker to see the name of the location and then click on the location name to see more details about the site where available.

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This chart shows the number of records per day for this species for up to the last 30 days for which there are records for this species (see note above). Hover over any column to see the date and the number of records:

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RT @DorsetWildlife: Common Sandpiper at Higher Hyde Heath this lunchtime - the 1st I've seen on this site https://t.co/GCDeaJtUk6
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26/04/2017 - 17:00
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#LytchettFields Common Sandpiper , 2 present for the last few days https://t.co/RLtsERFfVr
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27/04/2017 - 20:45
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Common Sandpiper wing stretching on Lodmoor. https://t.co/yrFKA2c9bS
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08/08/2017 - 18:30
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Common Sandpiper reflection on Lodmoor. https://t.co/RNeIagdXpa
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23/08/2017 - 19:06
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Common Sandpiper @DorsetSwannery this morning for comparison https://t.co/JviFB2GBs6

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18/09/2017 - 17:34
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The original tweets from which these records have been derived:

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Record Datesort ascending Recorded at Recorded by Tweet
19/10/2017 - 11:38 Freddy Alway

Lodmoor. Lylegs. 3 lit stint. 1 com sand. 40+ snipe.dunlin. rp. Gwe. Marsh harrier. 2 firecrest.

07/10/2017 - 17:54 Brett Spencer

Poor for waders on The Fleet today, with high water levels. 5 Dunlin, 2 Bar-wits & singles of Ringo, Common Sand, G… https://t.co/kyhAtF71ce

01/10/2017 - 11:32 Steve Groves

RT @kbutler1978: Spotted sand , wood sand , scaup, cattle egret all present this am, also 2 common sands and greenshank #swannerysteve #a…

28/09/2017 - 15:29 Freddy Alway

2 sw tern. 400 Brent 2 barwit 1 redshank com sand Dunlin kingfisher rock pip. Best for me On the fleet. A few cc bcap gcrest.

27/09/2017 - 09:56 Ian Ballam

Common Sandpiper at sluice bridge, 1st I've seen for a couple of weeks #LytchettFields @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub

19/09/2017 - 18:27 Martin Wood

@DorsetBirdClub Common Sandpiper and Ruff at Longham Lakes this evening

18/09/2017 - 17:34 Wawlee

Common Sandpiper @DorsetSwannery this morning for comparison https://t.co/JviFB2GBs6

18/09/2017 - 12:40 James Lowther

Baird's showing well Lynch cove. Also little stint, common sand

15/09/2017 - 10:32 Steve Groves

Only other waders present are 2 Greenshank & several each of Common Sandpiper, Dunlin & Lapwing.

14/09/2017 - 08:42 Debby Saunders

Ferrybridge this morning 4 Curlew, 3 Barwit, Com Sandpiper, Sanderling, 2 Wheatear and Kittiwake, Common Scoter and lots Meadow Piptts NW.

13/09/2017 - 20:48 Nick Urch

RT @nickurch1: Excellent WeBS at The Swannery with @AJBbirder - 3 Grey Phal, Osprey, Ruff, Peregrine, 3 Greenshank, K'fisher, 6 Common Sand…

10/09/2017 - 12:51 Nick Urch

Excellent WeBS at The Swannery with @AJBbirder - 3 Grey Phal, Osprey, Ruff, Peregrine, 3 Greenshank, K'fisher, 6 Common Sand @SwannerySteve

07/09/2017 - 20:00 Freddy Alway

Wryneck just east of moonfleet flushed into ploughed field. Also 2 whinchat a few wheatear 5 com sands on fleet.

06/09/2017 - 10:28 Steve Groves

2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese this am. Presumably those seen elsewhere on the Fleet recently + 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpipers not much else.

03/09/2017 - 13:31 James Phillips

@NarwhalSh @harbourbirds Plus Juv Little Gull, 1 little Stint, 3 Knot, 10 Spot Redshank, 16 Greenshank, 1 Common sand

03/09/2017 - 09:27 Ian Ballam

1 Wood Sand, 312 Dunlin, 32 Ringo, 10 Gshank, 84 Blackwit, 105 Rshank, 12 G Sand, 1 C Sand #LytchettFields @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh

02/09/2017 - 09:54 Paul Harris

Revised count: 7 Sanderling, 2 Knot, 3 Common Sand plus Kingfisher. Edit: 2 juv Black Tern just went thru towards @SwannerySteve

01/09/2017 - 19:56 Dorset Bird Club

No further sign of Baird's Sandpiper by 19:45 but 10 Spoonbill, 10+ Spotted Redshank, 15+ Greenshank, single Garganey & Common Sandpiper.

31/08/2017 - 21:18 Freddy Alway

8 blk wit 3 knot 8 com sands 60 ish Dunlin 10 rp 1 grey plover 4 sanderling. On the west area of fleet. Pm.

31/08/2017 - 09:50 Birds Poole Harbour

2 Green Sand, 2 Greenshank, 1 Common Sand, 2 Lapwing, 1 Kingfisher, 29 Teal, 2 Little Egret on @LHoltonLee Pools this AM @NarwhalSh

28/08/2017 - 10:31 Steve Groves 3 Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Snipe & a few Common Sandpiper & Lapwing this am. No Cattle Egrets yet & despite massive flush no Osprey.
26/08/2017 - 20:53 Steve Groves 2/2 The Fleet shore held 2 Greenshank, Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, 3+ Common Sandpipers and a few Lapwing though.
26/08/2017 - 18:03 Shaun Robson #RSPBLytchettFields has rarely looked better than this PM. Knot, 11RP, 12GK, 151Dun, 151RK, 101BKW, ComSa, 20+ GS,… https://t.co/paBHLMoiWr
26/08/2017 - 09:53 Paul Harris Also from Rodden Hive: Green and Common Sand, sum plum Grey Plover, 80+ Dunlin. Good numbers of Yellow Wag going N.
26/08/2017 - 09:12 Debby Saunders Ferrybridge this morning 23 Yellow Wagtail, 7 Wheatear, 3 Sandwich Tern, Common Sandpiper, Eider in the harbour
25/08/2017 - 22:03 Steve Groves @SwannerySteve Few others bits tonight. 2 Common Sand, Greenshank, 2 Blkwits from Helens.
23/08/2017 - 19:06 Peter Coe Common Sandpiper reflection on Lodmoor. https://t.co/RNeIagdXpa
23/08/2017 - 18:48 Christchurch Harbour Ornithological Group A decent selection of #waders around #ChristchurchHarbour today. Details now at https://t.co/Rk6oPdpb9y
23/08/2017 - 18:15 Steve Groves A few waders around today...9 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin, Oystercatcher. A few Yellow Wagtail the best passerines.
21/08/2017 - 20:44 Ian Ballam Almost 400 waders on French's pools when I left, 123 Redshank, 104 Blackwit, 91 Dunlin , 54 Lapwing, 12 Greenshank,2 Com Sand & 1 Green Sand
21/08/2017 - 11:53 Steve Groves 10+ Yellow Wagtails around, several Common Sandpipers & the 1st Wigeon of the autumn.
21/08/2017 - 11:48 Retweet RT @stilts38: Lodmoor this AM 3C/Sands, 1G/Sand, 50+Dunlins, 2R/Shank, 4BTG, Kingfisher, Bearded Tits (heard only) Green woodpecker, plus u…
18/08/2017 - 16:41 Freddy Alway 12 common sands moonfleet.
15/08/2017 - 15:58 Steve Groves Strimmed in front of meadow hide this am & it paid off. Green Sandpiper & 10+ Yellow Wagtails around pool edge this pm. No Cattle Egret tho.
15/08/2017 - 07:01 Ian Ballam 104 Dunlin, 64 Blackwit, 9 Greenshank, 20+ Green Sand, 6 Common Sand, 60+ Redshank #LytchettFields @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub
11/08/2017 - 13:00 Freddy Alway Also on the fleet lrp green sand. 6 com sand 11 redshank Dunlin rp .48 pintail 13 gc grebe wheatear. https://t.co/RVkyEclkMr
11/08/2017 - 06:55 Ian Ballam Overnight arrival of Common Sandpipers? 6 together behind sluice bridge #LytchettFields @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh
10/08/2017 - 19:17 Freddy Alway The fleet pelagic season has started. Lol. 50 Dunlin 20 rp 4 com sand. Whimbrel ww wt. 6 wheatear on chesil.7 scote… https://t.co/0tv3R5tpWB
10/08/2017 - 08:17 Debby Saunders Beautiful am at Ferrybridge Com Sand, 3 R'shank, G'shank, 36 Oc, 80 R Plover, 50 Dunlin, 4 S'dling, 2 Yellow Wag, W… https://t.co/wcke78UTJw
09/08/2017 - 08:21 Ian Ballam Tide still low in bay, but already 97 Dunlin on #LytchettFields, also 4 Common sand, 1 each of LRP and Ringo juves @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh
08/08/2017 - 18:30 Peter Coe Common Sandpiper wing stretching on Lodmoor. https://t.co/yrFKA2c9bS
08/08/2017 - 07:07 Debby Saunders Ferrybridge this early morning before the tide 15 Turnstone, 3 Sanderling, Common Sandpiper, Redshank and an Eider in the harbour
07/08/2017 - 20:24 Ian Ballam At least 23 Green Sandpipers at #LytchettFields with 19 flushed from 1 Pool, also 4 Common sands @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh
06/08/2017 - 09:13 Shaun Robson @ianballam @harbourbirds And very little came back in next 90 mins but Yel Wag, White Wag, LRP, Com Sa, Green Sa al… https://t.co/NLi5pNJU0p
05/08/2017 - 09:35 Ian Ballam Also #LytchettFields 106 Redshank, 55 Dunlin, 5 Greenshank, 1 Common Sand, 1LRP, 15+ Green Sand & 2 more Ringo @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh
05/08/2017 - 08:28 Debby Saunders Ferrybridge this morning 3 Sanderling, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 14 Turnstone, 4 Curlew and our 1st Wheatears (3) this summer
04/08/2017 - 13:52 James Phillips @harbourbirds @DorsetBirdClub @DWTBrownsea 13:50 Bonaparte's still present plus 2 Whimbrel 15 Common Sandpiper
04/08/2017 - 08:52 Debby Saunders Ferrybridge this morning Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Com Sandpiper, Redshank, 4 Curlew, 21 Sanderling, 53 Dunlin 117 Ringed Plover, 13 Turnstone
02/08/2017 - 08:45 Debby Saunders Ferrybridge this morning 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Curlew, 10 Turnstone, 7 Sanderling, 28 Dublin, 26 Ringed Plover, Sandwich Tern, Little Tern
31/07/2017 - 11:30 Retweet RT @jillpr223: Black-tailed Godwits Common Sands Kingfisher and Grey Plover Lodmoor RSPB Weymouth