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Purple sandpipers on a wintry shore

Observed: 1st January 2010 By: dw5448
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Purple sandpipers at a high water roost - evidence of numbers being maintained at this site.

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I used to see loads of these

I used to see loads of these on the groins at Hunstanton but since the coastal protection work, they appear to have gone. Such a pity, they are I think my favourite sandpiper.
Not having rocky coasts in Norfolk, we aren't their first choice destination but the rock breakwaters do attract a few each winter.