Purple sandpipers

Day 49

Today in Olderfjord: I only went to the beach to make a photo of the mountain reflecting in the fjord …

… when I came across a huge flock of resting birds that turned out to be Purple Sandpipers. Cautiously I changed the lens and tried to get nearer, nearer, nearer. The birds got a bit nervous but didn’t fly away. But suddenly – I didn’t move at all – the whole flock arose into the air, wheeled over the sea in a large circle, divided into two minor flocks and one of them came back to the place where I stood landing just some metres in front of me. Just great!



3 comments to “Purple sandpipers”

  1. Ricarda 2015-03-05 14:59

    Tolle Bilder !

  2. way-up-north 2015-03-05 22:20

    Danke, Ricarda. War ein kurzes, aber schönes Erlebnis.

  3. Sabine NL 2015-03-07 18:10

    Fantastic photos with fantastic colours – just magic!

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