The bird flew in on the mudflats at high tide and joined a small flock of Western Sandpipers. The bird was present for 30 minutes at a distance of 20m. The bird was photographed and then flew off and was not relocated before dark.
Multiple observers saw and photographed the bird on July 15th.
Map to exact location of bird HERE
Map to parking lot HERE
This is the second record for the province of BC.
***The bird was last seen in the same location on July 16th at 10:15 am. It was not seen on the evening of the 16th despite multiple observers looking.***
The bird was NOT seen on July 17th, despite multiple observers looking.
|Common Ringed Plover in Delta - Photo: Melissa Hafting|
|Common Ringed Plover in Delta - Photo: Peter Candido|
|Defined white wing stripe in flight unlike SEPL - Photo: John Gordon|
|Diagnostic lack of webbing between toes unlike in SEPL - Photo: Melissa Hafting|