Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Tenby - Purple Sandpipers and a Black Redstart

This afternoon five Purple Sandpipers were performing well, with at least 30 Turnstones in a tight feeding and roosting flock below the Old Lifeboat station - at one of their favoured spots. At one point all five were resting together before the rising tide gradually forced them, and the turnstones, to move to slightly higher ground.

At one point all five Purple Sandpipers were resting together

As we walked back to North Beach car park at dusk under the light of the rising full moon, a splendid male black redstart (almost in summer plumage) was feeding, with a couple of robins, on some steps and a patio near the beach.  Unfortunately it was a bit too dark by then for a decent photo.