I managed to squeeze in a quick look at Maer Rocks before dark this afternoon. The Purple Sandpiper count has risen to seven. At least 6 Turnstones were feeding with them, as was a lone Brent Goose and 1 or possibly 2 Little Egrets.
It's been a quiet week bird-wise but busy work-wise, with virtually no time out in the field. I did however manage a good count of 212 Pintail off Mudbank yesterday evening, and on Sunday there was another Firecrest in the Maer Long-stay carpark.
Three of seven Purple Sandpipers on Maer Rocks this evening. I've never recorded more than twelve on Maer Rocks but I'm hopeful that this small and relatively new wintering population will continue to grow in size.