Purple sandpiper

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In flight, the purple sandpiper |reveals a thin white wing stripe.
A few species of small sandpipers, however, have overcome these limitations, most notably the Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima), which in Norway occurs in winter as far as 71[degrees] N (Summers et al.
Other shorebirds noted in small numbers were black-bellied plover, American golden-plover, pectoral sandpiper, purple sandpiper (Calidris maritima), red phalarope, ruddy turnstone, and red knot (Calidris canutus).
The lakes, islands, reedbeds and trees attract large numbers of birds, including Bewick swan, shoveler, lapwing, and purple sandpiper.
Sandpiper - - + Baird's Sandpiper - - - Pectoral Sandpiper - - - Purple Sandpiper + + + Dunlin - - - Red Phalarope - - -
A Purple Sandpiper was an unseasonal arrival on Bardsey - they are usually associated with the depths of winter.
The first RSPB Puffin Cruise of the season found a late purple sandpiper on Puffin Island, as well as plenty of seabirds.
Purple sandpiper (front) and redshank Picture: ADRIAN FOSTER
Another snow bunting was on Tywyn beach, while the purple sandpiper count at Rhos Point reached 15 this week.
I also saw my first Purple Sandpiper of the winter on the sea defences, and eight more were at Anglesey's Trearddur Bay.
Another winter visitor was a purple sandpiper on Bardsey Island, where warblers on passage include grasshopper, sedge and willow, and a tropical ocean sunfish (the heaviest bony fish in the world) swam past during a seawatch.
A purple sandpiper and a redshank Pic: ADRIAN FOSTER