Purple Sandpiper
Calidris maritima

taxonomical / Charadriiformes / Scolopacidae / Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)


February 19, 2005 (Paul)

Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)

After the SJNC outing finished, I stopped at Pocologan and - bonus! - in the waning light, I found a little flock of Purple Sandpipers on the rocks at low tide.

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Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)

Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)

Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)

Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)

February 19, 2005 (Paul)

I recorded my first lifer Purple Sandpiper on an SJNC outing when we stopped at Green point. 

It was quite a way away (see red circle at left, @400mm), that enlarged (at right) was barely even a record shot. 


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