Purple Sandpiper

Last weekend I sneaked off for a birding weekend in my motorhome, first day I called into two great lincolnshire RSPB reserves, Freiston Shore and then Frampton Marsh; the second day was in Hunstanton with the aim of spending a few hours on the coast to see what could be seen.

The target bird this day was Purple Sandpiper which I was lucky enough to see on my last visit there some weeks previous and I was once again lucky to spot the bird, initially via a flypast and then on the beach right in front of the funfair.

The light was poor really and the wind was biting, constantly strong so I was happy to get any half decent images of a great wader.

I thought for a change I would blog just pics of the single species from as many angles as possible to show the birds plumage as best my images would allow. Hope you like the following images, I really enjoyed my 15 or so minutes with the bird which came as close as 10 feet on occasion.

My blog on the whole birding weekend will follow soon, keep calling back to see when this is uploaded.