Yesterday afternoon, I counted 15 purple sandpipers (Calidris maritima), away from their usual feeding / roosting grounds on the foreshore revetments in front of Southsea Castle - having found them further west past the Blue Reef Aquarium close in on the concrete breakers. Today there were 11 - in front of the Castle - and I could not relocate the other four.
|yesterday's high water roost site|
with a count of 15 purple sandpipers
|some of today's 11 purple sandpipers|
back at the usual site in front of Southsea Castle