Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Park Bird

What kind of bird are they?
Thanks to my knowledgeable readers they are Purple Sandpipers - Caldris maritima.
There is two of them in this photo.
This was the first bird at the park I almost stepped on.


Heather said...

They look like sandpipers. Possibly Baird's Sandpiper, but I'm definitely not an expert!

Matthew & Michele said...

That was my guess too Heather but didn't want to stick my neck out on the blog. I do know there are some bird smart folks who stop by from time to time.

Clare said...

They are Purple Sandpipers Matthew. Caldris maritima. They are a very approachable bird, and like the closely related Rock Sandpiper of the west, spend much of their time on rocky shores.