Purple Sandpiper

I had heard that this bird had been seen on Filey Brigg, and I hoped it would still be there when I visited recently. By the time I reached Filey Brigg the tide was already coming in, but I managed to get near the Brigg. However, the tide was coming in fast and I thought I would be unlucky, but as I hurried towards the beach I saw this purple sandpiper near the water's edge. I stopped, against the advice of my wife, and took a few shots. This was one of them. A scuccess after all!