LBI Living on the edge The tame and gregarious purple sandpiper is a specialty am…


Living on the edge 🌊

The tame and gregarious purple sandpiper is a specialty among wintering birds in New Jersey. Their plumage coupled with their calm nature and unique wintering habitats make them unique among wintering shorebirds. They gather in fairly large numbers on rocky jettys and shorelines where they are relatively safe from predators. This also gives them access to food sources that no other shorebirds aside from Ruddy Turnstones can get to.

🐦 Purple Sandpiper
Calidris maritima

🗺 Barnegat Lighthouse, Barnegat, New Jersey

🗓 11/22/2021

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