Twitching Overseas

Go out and take a look at the birds in your backyard or office.  Don’t see anything exciting?  Well that’s because you (we) take these birds for granted.  Now take those birds and move them a few thousand miles in any directions, those dull, every day, boring birds, suddenly become the talk of the town, complete with hundreds of observers and often media reporting. 

So a quick look through Birdingonthe.net yielded the following rare birds.  These are mostly North American (where I am based) birds being seen elsewhere.

In Australia a LESSER YELLOWLEGS has bee spending some time on the East Coast.  Can’t remember how many of those I saw this summer/fall alone.

In Ireland, WILSON’S SNIPE, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, RED-EYED VIREO, GRAY CHEECKED THRUSH have all been seen within the last 2 weeks.

In the UK, birds such as BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER have been seen, along with a SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER.   Also PECTORAL SANDPIPERS as well.

In Scotland, AMERICAN PIPIT and HOARY REDPOLL (Greenland Race).

In Namibia (Southern Africa) AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER and FRANKLIN GULL have been seen.

Have a good week!

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