Seen at Workington,Cumbria,NW England on 15th Nov 2011
Sony Alpha 350 DSLR,Tamron 70-300 zoom at 300mm and Kenko 2x teleconverter, tripod mounted.
The purple sandpiper ( Calidris maritima ) is a medium-sized wading bird that is larger, stockier and darker than a dunlin. It is mainly dark grey above and whitish below. It has a downcurved beak and short bright orange legs. In flight it shows a thin white wing-stripe. A couple of pairs nest in Scotland, but this species is mainly a winter visitor to almost any rocky coast in the UK. Most are found in Orkney, Shetland and along the east coast of Scotland and northern England – it is scarce south of Yorkshire, other than Devon and Cornwall. The breeding areas in Scotland are kept secret to protect the birds from egg thieves and disturbance.(Source RSPB )

Living in the English Lake District,Cumbria,NW England with a love of photographing locations in Cumbria and Scotland, especially landscapes.

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  • Darlene Lankford Honeycutt
    Darlene Lankfo...over 3 years ago

    Great capture! Please consider submitting it to the Amazing Wildlife Group!

  • Oh ok,if I joking,I think I have.

    – Jamie Green

  • 29Breizh33
    29Breizh33over 3 years ago

    Lovely bird. Beautiful image. Good work Jamie. :))

  • Thanks very much Michelle

    – Jamie Green

  • Franco De Luca Calce
    Franco De Luca...over 3 years ago

    Lovely shot!!

  • Thanks very much Franco

    – Jamie Green

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 3 years ago

    Very pretty markings on this Sandpiper Jamie.

  • ..but why is called Purple? cos it ain’t

    – Jamie Green

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