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Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius. If you live in western Britain or Ireland you will not need reminding that autumn is the season for westerly gales, which sweep across the Atlantic and batter our shores. Just occasionally, a few American birds, which began migrating south down the North American eastern seaboard, are swept across with these strong winds. Being strong fliers and long distance migrants, it is perhaps not surprising that several wader species turn up regularly.
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Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius. If you live in western Britain or Ireland you will not need reminding that autumn is the season for westerly gales, which sweep across the Atlantic and batter our shores. Just occasionally, a few American birds, which began migrating south down the North American eastern seaboard, are swept across with these strong winds. Being strong fliers and long distance migrants, it is perhaps not surprising that several wader species turn up regularly.

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Date: 1 Oct 2010
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