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

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

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Hoylake

When I left home it was cold and bright with not a cloud in the sky. As I headed West out to the Wirral, I could see the cloud on the horizon. Fingers were crossed that it wouldn't empty on me at any point. I arrived at Hoylake just as a little drizzle started, but nothing to put me off. I donned my boots and headed off to the shore line, which was a little further than it first looked. Still, I could see waders whisking around in flocks and continued. I passed a group of Shelduck then a few Ringed Plover stopped by. There were lots of Oystercatchers and Dunlin skimming around.
As I was walking towards the Lifeboat ramp a bird of prey spooked everything. At first I couldn't quite see what it was as it skimmed low over the sand, but then it landed. A Peregrine Falcon, sat on the beach, some 40 yards away. Absolutely superb.

You can just make out the rainbow that was sat over the building in the centre.

Hundreds of Cormorants were constantly on the move.

Dunlin and Oystercatchers.

Oystercatchers on the move.

As the tide comes in, the birds keep getting moved on.

One of three Grey Plovers that did a low fly past over me.

A welcome visitor. A Peregrine Falcon that spooked nearly everything.

11 comments:

  1. Marvelous captures as always, Adam! I do love the birds in flight! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. These are gorgeous images.

    Hopping by from Camera Critters.

    Dogs Territory
    Have an enjoyable weekend!

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  3. You captured some amazing shots of the birds. The birds in flight are my favorites. I love that you were able to capture the Oyster-catchers in different stages of their flight allowing us to see their full wing color.

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  4. Beautiful photos, Adam! Great blue sky background. Are those wind turbines in a couple of the shots? Love the falcon!

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  5. Nice Peregrine shots Adam. It might be taking a rest but still looks purposeful.

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  6. Great series. Love the falcon. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  7. Oh my gosh...that falcon is so handsome!!! I really like your images of the birds in flight with the wind turbines as backdrop. Great compositions.

    Thanks for linking up at the Bird D'Pot this weekend.

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