Purple Sandpiper on Maer Rocks Exmouth

My first visit to Maer Rocks over low tide this autumn to see if our normal Purple Sandpipers have arrived, and sure enough 7 were feeding out on the edge where sea meets rocks. With them was a lone Knot which was a nice surprise as normally these birds are in good numbers out on the estuaries at some distance away. Also 5 Turnstones were present. Caution should you venture out to see them the seaweed and rocks are extremely slippery.

Purple Sandpiper Knot Knot
Purple Sandpiper                                       Knot                                                 Knot

Posted November 26th, 2019 at 2:16 pm by Derek Carter in Bird News