Monday, February 09, 2015

Purple Sandpipers.

After some success photographing the Purple Sandpipers in Craster Harbour yesterday I thought I would give them half an hour this morning in some nice sunshine. 5 birds showed well with a few Turnstones. I am really pleased with the way these have turned out. Purps are a regular feature on our piece of coastline in winter, with Craster being a favoured site from August through to May.

Its nice to fluke some interesting features not normally noticed in the field. In pic 3 the bill tip opens up like a spoon to help catch on to slippery invertebrates, very strange.

Still no Dunlin though....

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5 comments:

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

A very obliging bird, giving a full range of behaviour for you. I've never seen one, you can see why they are called purple sandpipers. They aren't "actually" purple, but still look purple.

Countryside Tales said...

Cracking captures- you must be thrilled.

amanda peters said...

Wonderful photos...
Amanda xx

Johnnykinson said...

Very nice indeedy.

Stewart said...

Thanks all....