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Chilmark Purples

by Lanny McDowell on December 25, 2008

A beautiful Christmas day prompted some light early birding up-island on the Vineyard.  The Waskosim’s Rock Preserve gave up a very small Field Sparrow in the open woods.  Later on, acting on a tip about a white-winged gull among the shoreline rocks at Squibnocket Beach (see Vineyard map, but the #21 marker is only approximate), I found the tide way out and the sun warm enough to travel light.  No special gulls in sight, but a single Tree Swallow and a winter-resident flock of about forty-five Purple Sandpipers.  These guys are easily one of my favorite avian photo subjects.  I just can’t get enough of them, especially in the kind of light we were lucky enough to have this afternoon.  A Christmas treat.  Have a look.

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