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Rare white-rumped sandpiper bird makes unexpected Somerset arrival

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: September 21, 2012

The rare white-rumped sandpiper

The rare white-rumped sandpiper. Photo by Tim Taylor - Wildimaging

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This rare white-rumped sandpiper has made an unexpected arrival in Somerset.

Despite being surrounded by one of the region’s biggest construction projects – to create a wetland reserve – it has landed on the Steart peninsula.

The bird, which has been blown off course on its migration from Canada to South America, has been attracting bird watchers since the weekend.

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