Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Purple Sandpipers on Worm's Head Causeway

A trip out to Rhossili for me this afternoon. Crossing the causeway to Worm's Head, I came across a small flock of Turnstones scuttling along the shoreline. In amongst them, were a couple of the rarer Purple Sandpipers. As usual with this species, they were pretty approachable, allowing a few shots in the (even rarer!) sunshine: 

I then headed across to the tidal island of Worm's Head, where I spent a couple of hours watching and photographing the many Grey Seals drifting offshore there. Returning towards dry land, I saw at least ten Purple Sandpipers feeding with larger numbers of Turnstones. I was able to capture this shot in the last rays of the sun:

And this one after the sun had gone down (amazing the difference the sun makes to the apparant plumage colour):


  1. Wo...Never even had heard of Purple Sandpipers and I can see the purple feathering, so lovely with the shades of brown...beautiful images of these wonderful looking birds!!!

  2. Wow, that was amazing. Your photography is superb Jeremy.

  3. Wonderful shots Jeremy,
    nice light and colors.

    Greetings, Joop

  4. Excellent and beautiful photographs.

    I wish all the best to you and your beloved ones in the New Year.
    Much health, happiness, love and of course many wonderful photographs :)