Sandpiper Flight


Paper size; 480 x 610mm
Image size: 330 x 490mm
Edition size: 50

Due to popular demand I have just published a new giclée print of this recent painting of Purple Sandpipers.

During a winter storm-surge at Bamburgh on the Northumbrian coast I watched a small flock of Purple Sandpipers dashing infront of the breaking waves. After alighting on the rocks they would be soon be pushed off by the crashing surf to wheel around again to another part of the shore. It would have seemed sensible for the birds to settle above the danger zone but I imagine the pounding sea was dislodging small marine organisms and spraying them on to the rocky shore – rich pickings for alert and agile sandpipers.

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Select from the prints below

  • Winter moorhen
  • Eiders
  • Abernethy
  • Winter fox
  • Long-eared owl
  • Short-eared owl
  • Beachcombers
  • Robins & Chats Cover Painting
  • Dunlin and wormcasts
  • Sandpiper Flight
  • Spring Dunlin
  • Beachcombers
  • Snow Bunting
  • King surfers
  • Returning home
  • Waiting for Breakfast
  • Black-throated diver
  • Summer Light
  • ‘Sleeping it off’
  • Pig & Wagtail
  • Hawfinches & Winter Thrushes
  • Eyes left
  • Duel at Dawn
  • End of the day
  • Turnstone
  • Run-off