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Purple Sandpiper

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Common Name Purple Sandpiper
Scientific Name Calidris maritima
Interest Level
4/5
Related Species Sandpipers
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Habitat Reference
Summary

An occasional winter vistor to rocky shores in Dorset.


 

Contributors to the Nature of Dorset have seen this species at these locations:

Please note that the markers show APPROXIMATE locations of the observation, not exact locations! You can find often find out more information about location by looking at the original tweet. Click on any marker to see the name of the location and then click on the location name to see more details about the site where available.

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This chart shows the number of records per month for this species where there are records (see note below):

The intention of this chart is to show which months during the year this species is most likely to be seen. The total per month is across all years; to see the total for a particular year select that year in the filter at the top.

This chart shows the number of records per day for this species for up to the last 30 days for which there are records for this species (see note above). Hover over any column to see the date and the number of records:

These contributors have submitted records for this species:

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These are some photographs of this species that have accompanied tweets from Twitter contributors. Click/tap a photo to see the original version.

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Purple Sandpipers on the rocks at a very cold,gloomy Portland Bill today. https://t.co/fsNPBN2Ghh
Tweet Date:
21/01/2017 - 22:00
Contributed By:
Always fun spending time with the Purple Sandpipers at Sandbanks even if the light is poor! https://t.co/Oa8lNU8nO4
Tweet Date:
21/02/2017 - 18:30
Contributed By:
Always fun spending time with the Purple Sandpipers at Sandbanks even if the light is poor! https://t.co/abrBTzUEqY
Tweet Date:
21/02/2017 - 18:30
Contributed By:
Still quite a few #purplesandpipers on the rocks in #LymeRegis today https://t.co/En94cuL4KQ
Tweet Date:
07/03/2017 - 17:30
Contributed By:
RT @fisherandbirder: Purple Sandpipers at Portland this week @PortlandBirdObs https://t.co/QogBH7VQ3v
Tweet Date:
31/03/2017 - 17:00
Contributed By:

My first Poole Harbour Purple Sandpiper of the winter - on the Studland side of the chain ferry https://t.co/ckuRxKfULn

Tweet Date:
09/11/2017 - 10:47
Contributed By:

The first real presence #PurpleSandpiper was on #MudefordSandspit for the winter today. 11 birds. https://t.co/7nsUd31F02

Tweet Date:
10/11/2017 - 19:03

A lone Purple Sandpiper on the rocks directly behind Portland Bird Observatory @PortlandBirdObs https://t.co/5YRIFh4Lir

Tweet Date:
12/11/2017 - 13:37
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The original tweets from which these records have been derived:

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Record Datesort ascending Recorded at Recorded by Tweet
12/11/2017 - 13:37 Martin Adlam

A lone Purple Sandpiper on the rocks directly behind Portland Bird Observatory @PortlandBirdObs https://t.co/5YRIFh4Lir

11/11/2017 - 13:15 Retweet

RT @MckellarCalum: Wow Portland is amazing five lifers today already which were little auk gullimont razorbill purple sandpiper and black r…

10/11/2017 - 19:03 Christchurch Harbour Ornithological Group

The first real presence #PurpleSandpiper was on #MudefordSandspit for the winter today. 11 birds. https://t.co/7nsUd31F02

09/11/2017 - 10:47 Hamish Murray

My first Poole Harbour Purple Sandpiper of the winter - on the Studland side of the chain ferry https://t.co/ckuRxKfULn

07/11/2017 - 11:18 Two Owls Birding

Purple Sand on beach by 1st hut & steps at Hengistbury Head + Bonxie harassing GBBGull @CHOG_birds @DorsetBirdClub Firecrest in Wood

11/05/2017 - 19:00 Pam Parsons There were 4 sleepy Purple Sandpipers + 3 Turnstones showing today on The Cobb Lyme Regis. @NatureUK https://t.co/m8S2T2yGMc
02/05/2017 - 20:15 Pam Parsons 8 Purple Sandpipers,2 Dunlin, Sanderling + 7/8 Turnstones including this beautiful one on the Cobb rocks today Lyme… https://t.co/tn8kHgKTTs
03/04/2017 - 19:45 Pam Parsons Purple Sandpipers still showing on the rocks late afternoon today, Lyme Regis Dorset. https://t.co/BXak61HPC0
31/03/2017 - 17:00 Retweet RT @fisherandbirder: Purple Sandpipers at Portland this week @PortlandBirdObs https://t.co/QogBH7VQ3v
11/03/2017 - 09:45 Marcus Lawson 13 Purple Sandpiper and song-flighting petrosus Rock Pipit on Lyme Regis Cobb.
07/03/2017 - 17:30 Pam Parsons Still quite a few #purplesandpipers on the rocks in #LymeRegis today https://t.co/En94cuL4KQ
21/02/2017 - 18:30 Ian Ballam Always fun spending time with the Purple Sandpipers at Sandbanks even if the light is poor! https://t.co/Oa8lNU8nO4
21/02/2017 - 18:30 Ian Ballam Always fun spending time with the Purple Sandpipers at Sandbanks even if the light is poor! https://t.co/abrBTzUEqY
21/01/2017 - 22:00 Phyl England Purple Sandpipers on the rocks at a very cold,gloomy Portland Bill today. https://t.co/fsNPBN2Ghh