Purple Sandpipers and Turnstones at Battery Point

December 16, 2012  •  2 Comments

There was a record count this morning on the high tide of 9 purple sandpipers at Battery Point.  Park at the Lido on Esplanade road, walk up the steps onto the headland and go down towards the lighthouse but look down to your right before you get there.  They congregate on the northern side of the rocky promontory on which the light house sits and tend to be pretty amenable to viewing and photography as long as you remain fairly still.  If you try to find them at low tide, you will have a much larger area to search so good luck to you!

Purple Sandpiper at Batter Point 1 Purple Sandpiper at Batter Point 2Purple sandpiper - Calidris maritima Purple Sandpiper at Batter Point 3Purple sandpiper - Calidris maritima Purple Sandpiper at Batter Point 4Purple sandpiper - Calidris maritima The beach by the esplanade has lots of rock pipts and turnstones so there are plenty of good photo opportunities.

Rock Pipit at Battery PointRock pipit - Anthus petrosus Turnstone at Battery Point 1Turnstone - Arenaria interpres Turnstone at Battery Point 2Turnstone - Arenaria interpres Turnstone at Battery Point 3Turnstone - Arenaria interpres Turnstone at Battery Point 4Turnstone - Arenaria interpres


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2.WildImaging
Thanks Jason. Must be why I couldn't find them at low tide one day then!
1.Jason Williams(non-registered)
Great portfolio of pics. At low tide they will not be at Battery Point, we have no idea where they go!
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