On my recent trip to Barnegat Jetty, I had the good fortune to add a new species to my files, the Purple Sandpiper.
What really amazed me about these birds is how gentle they seem.
As I stated in my post last week, the wind this day was ferocious with gusts of 30 mph. It is truly amazing how these birds can find safety from the wind let alone cling to the rocks. The downside of them finding shelter was poor, indirect light. We didn’t have a chance to photograph one Purple Sandpiper that was in the sun all day. That said, getting some good clicks of a new species for the files makes any day a good day!
Images captured with Nikon D700, 600mm f/4 with TC-e14 II on Lexar Digital Film