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 at 2:16 pm by Derek Carter in General Birding