I purposely went in search of a bird a week or so ago. A bird I'd never seen before but had wanted to for some time. I made it my mission to find it on this particular day, and thanks to some really great directions from a fellow birder I managed to track it down in Colwyn Bay. The Purple Sandpiper is a pretty dumpy looking bird, but I found it to be a fascinating one as it wound it's way along the rocks on the coast looking for food. It was mixed in with a few Turnstone, which really made my day. Another lifer for me. Can this year get any better?
Undeterred by the waves breaking on the rocks behind.
Seen here with a Turnstone. Very cosy.
lovely, lovely, lovely!ReplyDelete
They are beautiful birds, great captures of the Purple Sandpiper!ReplyDelete
Simply beautiful shots! I wish I could capture bird shots as well... you really did well.ReplyDelete
Hello Adam!(you have my brothers name!).I'm so happy i find your blog!!Gorgeous pictures!!ReplyDelete
Great shots!Such beautiful birds!I really enjoyed your post! Thank you for your visit!Hope to see you again!!
Congrats, that's wonderful!ReplyDelete
You sure are lucking out with the lifers lately! I think it's a handsome bird. You got great shots!ReplyDelete
Sweet captures Adam!!! Love the two-toned beaks.ReplyDelete
really pretty little thing!ReplyDelete
cute nose/beak. hi there - hopped over from "Saturday's Critters". nice to meet ya. hope you are having a good weekend!! ( :ReplyDelete
Such pretty feathers. Great captures.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos, it is great to see a new species.ReplyDelete
Nice looking bird, beautiful photos.-- I would love to see one.ReplyDelete
Really great photos. I love your header too!ReplyDelete
I'm wondering why they are called purple sandpipers, but they are neat little birds. Glad you got to see it.ReplyDelete
Beautiful series. We love this secretive bird but not too shy ;-)ReplyDelete
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Uih, thats lovely shots of the Cuties. I’m in love with wild birds. Thanks 4 sharing in the project.ReplyDelete
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Great shots Adam, I've never been that close to one yet, only got flock shots.ReplyDelete
All the best Gordon.
This bird is quite a chunky character. Intriguing perspectives of this bird in his water world.ReplyDelete
Love that last image Adam, superb..... and of course what a great bird.ReplyDelete
Well done on your lifers
Hi. Well that was a Great day for yo and you got great shots of the P. Sandpiper and it w also good to see it with the Turnstone.ReplyDelete
Beautiful sandpiper. It does help to see it with the turnstone.ReplyDelete