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Curlew Sandpiper at Culkein - Assynt Field Club

Curlew Sandpiper at Culkein

September 21st 2011

Curlew Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper

On the 13th Septemeber after strong gales around the country,  six juvenile curlew sandpipers were discovered at Culkein Stoer by David and Avril Haines. Although they disappeared the next morning one stayed around for another two days. This photograph by Andy Sunmmers shows the curved beak of the sandpiper and the long neck.

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