Friday, November 25, 2011

Purple Sandpipers

I spent a couple of hours at Rhossili yesterday, Thursday 24th, looking for Purple Sandpipers. The area of rocks at the base of the cliffs on Rhossili Beach is the most reliable place for them I know of round here. Since I first saw them there in the early 2000s, I've seen anything from one or two, to a flock of over twenty birds, on my visits during the winter months. Yesterday, I could see eight birds, and managed a few photos of these quite approachable little waders, before the incoming tide drove me back:

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