Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Purple Sandpiper - Colwyn Bay

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.

22 comments:

  1. They are beautiful birds, great captures of the Purple Sandpiper!

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  2. Simply beautiful shots! I wish I could capture bird shots as well... you really did well.

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  3. Hello Adam!(you have my brothers name!).I'm so happy i find your blog!!Gorgeous pictures!!
    Great shots!Such beautiful birds!I really enjoyed your post! Thank you for your visit!Hope to see you again!!
    Dimi...

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  4. You sure are lucking out with the lifers lately! I think it's a handsome bird. You got great shots!

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  5. Sweet captures Adam!!! Love the two-toned beaks.

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  6. cute nose/beak. hi there - hopped over from "Saturday's Critters". nice to meet ya. hope you are having a good weekend!! ( :

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  7. Such pretty feathers. Great captures.

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  8. Beautiful photos, it is great to see a new species.

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  9. Nice looking bird, beautiful photos.-- I would love to see one.

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  10. Really great photos. I love your header too!

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  11. I'm wondering why they are called purple sandpipers, but they are neat little birds. Glad you got to see it.

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  12. Beautiful series. We love this secretive bird but not too shy ;-)
    CĂ©line & Philippe

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  13. Uih, thats lovely shots of the Cuties. I’m in love with wild birds. Thanks 4 sharing in the project.
    Happy evening, Wieczora (◔‿◔)| My photoblog

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  14. Great shots Adam, I've never been that close to one yet, only got flock shots.
    All the best Gordon.

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  15. This bird is quite a chunky character. Intriguing perspectives of this bird in his water world.

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  16. Love that last image Adam, superb..... and of course what a great bird.

    Well done on your lifers

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  17. 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.

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  18. Beautiful sandpiper. It does help to see it with the turnstone.

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