1991 started as a slow below-average year. Nothing happened at all in spring. In September things changed. Three mega-species were found in a very short period of time, a Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris on 19 September, a Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis on 28 September, plus a (non-twitcheable) Pallas's Grashopper Warbler Locustella certhiola on 5 October. Other goodies that autumn were the first twitcheable Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis pacifica and the first record of Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes.
29-09-1991, crowd at the Sandhill Crane, Bandpolder, Friesland; © Arnoud van den Berg.

Pacific Golden Plover
Great Knot
Sandhill Crane
Lesser Yellowlegs

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