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, 28 August 2012

Redshank

I've just spent a week in North Wales on a family holiday. Most of my birding was done with just the naked eye as it's really only me that gets any enjoyment from it. So I rarely got the camera out, but I did for about an hour one morning while looking for waders and anything that may be around.
I ventured to Kinmel Bay in Rhyl and came across 100+ Sandwich Terns that were sat on the beach, but at quite some distance away. A couple of Ringed Plovers, a Little Egret, a Redshank and many Oystercatchers were the only highlights. Nothing out of the ordinary but it gave me something to point my camera at for a short time.

I think this Redshank was a juvenile. It's legs were rather more yellow/orange than the adults red.




25 comments:

  1. Loved the photos of the redshank. I have such found memories of Rhyl as we always holidayed at 'Robin Hood' holiday camp as young children. I imagine it is all so different now.

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  2. I agree...sometimes I just prefer to leave the camera alone and just enjoy the beauty with my eyes and store them in my own memory banks. I do love 'waders' because they don't frighten as easily as other birds and you can capture them in photos better....nice job.

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  3. Hi there - I really like the composition of that first shot. It being a mint condition bird helps as well!

    This would be a good post for Wild Bird Wednesday!

    Cheers - Stewart M

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  4. Nice shots. And so relaxing to see waders calmly moving through the water early morning.

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  5. Fantastic shots and looks like a great spot for a holiday.

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  6. Beautiful. I love shots of shore birds stilling along at the water's edge.

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  7. Beautiful. I love shots of shore birds stilling along at the water's edge.

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  8. I still havent seen one yet, but at least I can look at your great pictures. From Findlay

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  9. This redshank looks like some of our shorebirds...he looks so familiar, we call them yellow legs...it is nice that you can share your bird photos with us, there is a great community of birders here at blogger and we all love to see the birds from around the world.

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  10. Wonderful shots, Adam! Love the watery background. That's one nice benefit of taking shorebird photos.

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  11. Great photos of the Redshank. It's not a bird that migrates down here, unfortunately.

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  12. I can't get over how orange those legs are! What a great series. :)

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  13. beautiful shots of a nice bird. :)

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  14. Lovely images Adam.. you got a lot closer to the waders than I did.

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  15. Adam, these are all wonderful, beautiful image shares~

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  16. aren't they pretty?!!! Some awesome photos Adam.

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  17. Good shots Adam. It's hard to get close to Redshank.

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  18. Great captures- I really like the first two!

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  19. Solche wunderschönen Vögel gibt es bei uns nicht, nur Meisen und Spatzen und Möwen. So gehe ich oft in den Tierpark.

    LG Mathilda

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  20. Great snaps Adam! I love the varied plumage patterns we get to see in shorebirds.

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  21. Beautiful images! Glad you found the time to get out birding!

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