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Purple on the rocks

  I have the real pleasure of writing my first blog post of 2022 about a trip to Battery Point, Portishead, Bristol to photograph Purple Sandpipers (Calidris Maritima). As many of my readers will know I love waders probably above all bird species and so when I had the opportunity to get some pictures with my good friend Paul Joy of this rare, specially protected and very confiding wader species that winters in the UK coastland I was really excited. Up until this point I had never seen a Purple Sandpiper. They are small waders, bigger than a Dunlin but slightly smaller and less robust than a Turnstone.  They migrate to the UK in the winter from as far away places as Canada, Greenland, Svalbard, Fennoscandia and Russia. They then spend their time along the coasts roosting and feeding on various rocky outcrops. They have a preference for rocks covered with seaweeds where they forage for insects, molluscs and crustaceans. They get their names because of a Purple sheen that can be seen in t

A view from above


I am a proud owner of a DJI mini 2 drone. It has really opened up a whole new world to me. The change of perspective has been really refreshing. I have lots to learn in how to make the most effective use of it but I am super impressed by its capabilities.

I have set up a SkyPixel Account and will be show casing some of my pictures and videos on it.

Please take a look at by clicking here.

So far I have been experimenting with it a little but I have got some nice pics from some of my favourite locations.


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