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Old 11th May 2008
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More Bird Help Please

I think they are Purple Sandpipers, but it seems unlikely.
Anyone any Ideas.
Not the best picture, but at lease you have two profiles.

P4277751 purple sandpipers.JPG

There's a larger image of the left hand one at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/peak4/2482952018/

Taken at Filey Brigg on the east yorkshire coast as the sun was setting.
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Re: More Bird Help Please

I'm not an expert but Filey is known for its Purple Sandpipers
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Re: More Bird Help Please

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I think they are Purple Sandpipers, but it seems unlikely.
Just out of interest, why do you think it seems unlikely they're Purple Sandpipers?
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Re: More Bird Help Please

http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/bird...iper/index.asp

Tis is an excellent site for more information on most species
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Just out of interest, why do you think it seems unlikely they're Purple Sandpipers?
Just me misunderstanding the books, with them being winter visitors, I thought they might have moved on by now.
I'm fairly new to this sort of thing.
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