Purple Sandpiper in first winter
close range look for a pinkish or purplish metallic reflection on
some scapulars. It's not easy to see and only shows in certain light
conditions. I had never seen this before, but there is a similar
photo showing the purplish gloss in the Purple Sandpiper account in
The Birds of North America Online. Tommy Thompson Park on Lake Ontario, Toronto on 10 December 2013.