|This was a flock of four birds, two Ruddy Turnstones and two Purple Sandpipers. In the second image you can see the purple|
sheen on the back of the bird that gives the bird its name. I have seen larger groups in the same area but
they've tended to stay on the outer ledges. December 22, West Head, NS.
|One of two Swamp Sparrows I found during the Christmas bird count December 21. They were part of a small group |
of sparrows behind the beach at Hemeon's Head. The others included several Song and Savannah Sparrows
of which at least two were of the Ipswich sub-species.