November 6th   Leave a comment

A purple sandpiper being extreme

A purple sandpiper being extreme

You know it is winter when the purple sandpipers are back. I saw about 16 roosting on the high tide off the car park at Kingsbarns Beach at the weekend (the top reliable spot to see them, amongst the oystercatchers and turnstones) and today a couple with the turnstones in Roome Bay. Rocky shore specialists, with their only concession to softer, less extreme surfaces being piles of wrack on the beach at high tide, although then only perhaps the few juveniles that haven’t been able to make ends meet on the rocks. I have a soft spot for purps and their liking for the hard and extreme environment of the waves’ edge.

Posted November 6, 2013 by wildcrail in Sightings

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