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Where to see Purple Sandpipers in North Devon

Rocky coasts in winter. The only problem is that we have lots of rocky coast and Purple Sandpipers are small. I've seen them at Ilfracombe (Harbour and Capstone) and at Westward Ho! seafront.


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  • purplesa.jpg (200x150) Capstone 13/2/03
  • purple8x.jpg (600x450) Capstone 5/2/04. Six of a group of eight birds who were roosting above the high tide.
  • purple1s.jpg (200x150) Capstone 11/2/04
  • purple2s.jpg (200x150) Capstone 11/2/04
  • purple3s.jpg (200x150) Capstone 11/2/04
  • purple4b.jpg (400x300) Capstone 11/2/04
  • purple5s.jpg (200x150) Capstone 11/2/04

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Created 16/12/03
Last Modified 28/4/04