These birds seemed to be very calm and made no effort to get away as I slowly inched my way across the rocks to get a better look. Unfortunately, there was a stream of water between me and them so I wasn't able to get as close as I would have liked. I had already taken a little fall on some of the slippery grass around the Cape and I wasn't about to try to jump the rocks.
When I last saw Purple Sandpipers, they were too far away to photograph. This is a great improvement. Maybe next time there will be some brighter light and less distance. For now, I am pleased to have these pictures to share.