Sandpipers

We have just spent a few nights up on the North Norfolk coast visiting Cley Marshes, Titchwell and Holme Bird Observatory.

Lots to see at Titchwell including Common, Wood and Purple Sandpipers. Unfortunately we missed the Common & Wood Sands but did mange to see the Purple at a distance mixed in with Dunlin, Ringed Plover and Bearded Tits in the back ground, oh and a Water Rail.

Record shots of Purple Sandpiper 

The beards were scuttling at the base of the reeds in the same area, I think juveniles?

And a distant water rail preening.

Apologies for the poor pictures but the distance was really pushing my little Panasonic.

KR
Tony

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  • Nice species to see Tony, not sure if its my computer but I can't see the first three photos (record shots of Purple Sandpiper) which don't seem to have uploaded properly. What a bonus to see the Beardies too.

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Titchwell has been sandpiper city recently. There was sudden avalanche of wood sandpipers (middle) a couple of weeks back as well as this weekend's purple (bottom) and there have been a few common (top) too..

    Happiness is an adult Hen Harrier that hasn't been shot, trapped or poisoned. Happiness is a rare commodity in the English uplands. 

  • In reply to HAZY:

    HAZY said:
    Nice species to see Tony, not sure if its my computer but I can't see the first three photos (record shots of Purple Sandpiper) which don't seem to have uploaded properly. What a bonus to see the Beardies too.

    Same here Tony, first three aren't showing.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to John B (not the sloop either):

    John B (not the sloop either) said:

    Titchwell has been sandpiper city recently. There was sudden avalanche of wood sandpipers (middle) a couple of weeks back as well as this weekend's purple (bottom) and there have been a few common (top) too..


    Lovely photos John.

    I note the name; "John B (not the sloop either)"

    I can recall when the Beach Boys had a hit with that, but I was still of school age back then.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler