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Purple Sandpiper - FjæreplyttCalidris maritima
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Purple Sandpiper are genrally not seen on direct migration, but usually resting or feeding on one of the many small islands - usually during calm weather. The majority of records are in the second half of February (migrants arriving?) and from mid October - end of November.



The blue line shows number of visits, the orange one the number of visits when Purple Sandpiper have been recorded and the green one (numbers on right hand axis) shows the average numbers I have recorded in any three day period.

For further details click here Numbers at Stag Rocks, Bamburgh, Northumberland (UK) Pictures in Gallery

Purple Sandpiper occurrence at Skogsøy

Maximum: 200N, 24.03.1991

Purple Sandpiper
Purple Sandpiper, Stag Rocks, Northumberland






References
Tveit, B.O., Mobakken, G. og Bryne, O. 2004 Fugler og fuglafolk på Utsira. Utsira Fuglestasjon
Website: Fugler i Hordaland - Skogsøy i Øygarden 





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