Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Common Sandpiper

Whilst making more visits to Cheshire just recently, I've seen a Common Sandpiper on a number of occasions. I can't guarantee it is the same one each time, but I've found it to be quite fascinating to watch. It walks along the reservoir shore line searching for food whilst bobbing it's tail as it goes. It has quite a shrill call, and a few times I've heard it before seeing it.
It allowed me to get quite close on a few occasions as I shuffled my way towards it, stealth like.





Another wading bird that has been on or around my patch in good numbers recently has been the Curlew. Seen here on a small chimney.

18 comments:

  1. Fantastic photos, Adam! I've only been able to photograph sandpipers once. They're so skittish, I normally can't get close to them.

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  2. great job. the sandpiper looks almost soft and cuddly. :)

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  3. Hi Adam

    Are the Common Sands at ridgegate res?

    Dave

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  4. Great shots of the shorebirds, which I seldom see. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. such a beautiful bird the sandpiper; you got some sweet photographs, also the curlew

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  6. I love the shorebirds, they are lovely. Great shots.

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  7. It is such a great post, - splendid photos!

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  8. Great shots ... never seen them before. And thanks for visiting!

    Irene

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  9. Fantastic images Adam they are lovely birds to see.

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  10. I was in Scotland for two weeks and saw both birds there. They are great ones. :)

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  11. A great series of photos.

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  12. Lovely captures of these shorebirds.

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  13. Great pictures you show. Hanne Bente

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  14. I especially like the one of the sandpiper with its right foot up as it makes its way along....


    Wood Stork

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  15. Good shots of the Common Sand Adam. I find them unapproachable in this country but a little better in other countires I have visited.

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  16. Super shots of the Sandpiper and Curlew Adam! Shore!birds are a blast to watch

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  17. love that Curlew....there are so many shorebirds and sandpipers thanks for good shots of the common...we have some spotted here.

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  18. Wonderful shots of the sandpipers and curlew!

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