Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima

A declining winter visitor to rocky coasts around the UK, mainly in the north. Only a handful of birds now winter in Norfolk with none usually found at the sites where they were formerly regular.

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Purple Sandpipers, Ness Point, Lowestoft (Suffolk, UK), 11th February 2012

 

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Purple Sandpiper, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 28th October 2003

 

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Purple Sandpiper, Sheringham (Norfolk, UK), 18th January 2009

 

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Purple Sandpiper, Snettisham (Norfolk, UK), 5th December 2009

 

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Purple Sandpipers, Dunnet Bay (Highland, UK), 25th February 2012

 

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Purple Sandpiper, Peterhead (Aberdeenshire, UK), 18th March 2014

 

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Purple Sandpipers, Boddam (Aberdeenshire, UK), 18th March 2014