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Old Sunday 31st December 2006, 17:28   #1
Dave Adshead
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Purple sandpiper?

12 months ago, I spotted half o' dozen of these birds on some rocks behind the Spa Theatre in Bridlington, East Yorkshire. It was the first time I'd seen them, I had my Collins with me, I looked at the shape of the bill, the orange colour at its base and the leg colouring and I identified them as Purple Sandpiper.

But, I was never 100% certain, so today I went back to the same spot and managed to get the attached photo. Would someone please confirm if I'm right or not, if I'm right, I'm going to be right chuffed.
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Old Sunday 31st December 2006, 17:30   #2
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Looks like you're going to be chuffed Dave. Nice birds.
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Old Sunday 31st December 2006, 17:36   #3
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Looks like you're going to be chuffed Dave. Nice birds.
Andrew,

I am, its the first wader I identified, with out, having any one having to tell me what it was at the time. If you know what I mean.

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Old Sunday 31st December 2006, 17:38   #4
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Fairly scarce as well, nice one!
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