Wild Harris

Purple Sandpiper

Purple Sandpiper 1 LCampbell.jpgPurple Sandpiper    (Photo: Laurie Campbell)

Often alongside the sanderlings are purple sandpipers – a wader of a similar size. These are also winter visitors to Harris, and feed on the sandy beaches.

Their plumage is purple-brown, but what really stands out is their orange legs and beaks.

by Alison Tyler