The Purple Sandpiper is not afraid of people

The Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) is the most common wader in Iceland. It breeds mostly in the interior but can be seen in huge flocks by the seaside in the winter time.

Sendlingur – Purple Sandpiper – Calidris maritima

A lot of Purple Sandpipers come from Greenland and the Nordic countries and stay here during the winter. The Purple Sandpiper is a sociable bird and not afraid of people.

Purple Sandpiper with nestlings