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Purple Sandpiper.

Observed: 4th May 2012 By: GentalisGentalis’s reputation in BirdsGentalis’s reputation in BirdsGentalis’s reputation in Birds
Purple Sandpiper
Purple Sandpiper.1

There where 7 of these on a high tide,
being pushed by the sea, closer to the shore.

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Nice to see some of these in Summer plumage; something I have rarely seen as I have never lived near enough to a rocky shore which attracts them. Quite a different bird once they start spotting up below. Thanks for the pics.


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Thanks. the area is called Southerness point, very good place for waders, with a sandy bay on each side of a flat rocky middle, excellent at high tide.