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Blagdon Lake Birds

 Sanderling Calidris alba Linnaeus 1766

 (Very scarce passage migrant)


Sanderling, Heron's Green, Chew Valley Lake. 15th May 2012.Sanderling, Heron's Green, Chew Valley Lake. 15th May 2012.



  1.  One, not aged, 2nd April 1939 (B. King).
  2.  One, not aged, 6th Sept. 1943 (H. Tetley).
  3. Two, not aged, 15th Sept. 1949 (B. King).
  4. One, not aged, 18th Aug. 1974 (J.A. McGeoch).
  5. Eight, not aged, 7th March 1974 (J.A. McGeoch).
  6. Five, not aged, Sept. 1984 (unknown).
  7. One, not aged, between 24th April & 23rd May 1986 (unknown).
  8. One or two, not aged, between 13th July & 5th Sept. 1986 (unknown).
  9. One, not aged, 10th May 1998 (unknown).
  10. One, not aged, 13th Aug, 2001 (N.R. Milbourne).
  11. One, adult, 8th May 2002 (N.R. Milbourne).
  12. One, adult, 28th July 2003 (N.R. Milbourne).
  13. One, not aged, 16th Sept. 2005 (R.Mielcarek, I. Stapp.).
  14. Four, not aged, 25th May 2008 (N.R. Milbourne).
  15. One, not aged, 9th Oct. 2010 (N.R. Milbourne).
  16. Nine, adult, 30th May 2011 (N.R. Milboourne).
  17. One, adult, 11th Aug. 2014 (N.R. Milbourne).
  18. One, adult winter, 6th Nov. 2015 (N.R. Milbourne).
  19. One, juvenile, 21st Aug. 2016 (N.R. Milbourne).
  20. One, juvenile, 31st Oct. 2020 (N.R. Milbourne).
  21. One, not aged, 14th Nov. 2022 (N.R. Milbourne et al.).



Sanderling, Cruit Island, Co. Donegal, Eire. 30th Aug. 2012.Sanderling, Cruit Island, Co. Donegal, Eire. 30th Aug. 2012.


Bibliography (sources of information):

  1. Taylor, S.M. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 1984. Avon Ornithological Group.
  2. Taylor, S.M. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 1986. Avon Ornithological Group.
  3. Davis, A.H. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 1998. Avon Ornithological Group.
  4. Rose, H.E. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 2005. Avon Ornithological Group.


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