Sanderling
Chek Jawa
10 Nov 2022


General details
Species
Sanderling Calidris alba
Record ID 10422
Date 10 Nov 2022
Location Chek Jawa
Count 2 individuals
Date added 25 Nov 2022

Record accepted.

Committee's view
Vote results This record was not put through an explicit vote, but the SBRC has evaluated and verified the record.
Verdict Accepted / Wild (Verifiable)

References (see all)
References eBird

Descriptions
Identification
On the furthest sand bank, among several Lesser Sand Plovers, we observed (via 60x scope) two medium-sized Calidris sandpipers, clearly much larger than the Red-necked Stints also on the same bank. Not only were they larger, they were also paler (both on underparts – very white and upperparts – light grey). Hard to make out much detail at that distance, but they seemed slightly longer-billed compared to the Red-necked Stints and Lesser Sand Plover as well.
Viewing conditions
Furthest sand bank at Chek Jawa. Photos reflect the extreme distance involved.
Observer's experience
Seen several times.

Photo credit: Raghav Narayanswamy