27 March 2010

Purple Sandpipers at The Sands

A group of 20 Purple Sandpipers was feeding on the rocks adjacent to The Sands (SS488853). I've never seen or heard of records from this section before, though it is very underwatched and has potential to be a favoured spot given the suitability of the habitat. Also seen, a Sandwich Tern feeding just offshore and an Oil Beetle (Meloe proscarabaeus) on the cliffs, along with masses of Tree Mallow (Lavatera arborea).

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