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, 23 March 2013

Golden Plover - Norfolk

While in Norfolk we came across several groups of Golden Plover. I've never got that close to them, but this time we spotted one lone individual on some mudflats. It kindly let us drive up and park alongside it, which gave me a good opportunity to put the lens out of the window and snap away. The colours are quite beautiful.


Really quite unusual to be able to get this close to the Golden Plover. Just 20 feet away.


This is my favourite shot.







18 comments:

  1. The golden yellow really stands out. I am surprised the vehicle didn't frighten it away.

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  2. Oh my goodness, I've never seen one of these. Such a golden yellow, so aptly named. Your photos are gorgeous. And I too think the last one is best...tho, all are fabulous.

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  3. Beautiful bird. He's keeping an eye on you.

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  4. Beautiful colour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. Great photos of the Golden Plover. It looks similar to our Pacific Golden Plover (Puvialis fulva).

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  6. Terrific captures of this little beauty!

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  7. These are stunning photos! Amazing!

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  8. Great capture of a beautiful bird

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  9. Wow, what a gorgeous bird. Great shots!

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  10. Great results here Adam

    As you know I had 150+ on patch this week, never ever going to be close enough to match these, so well done mate

    Dave

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  11. Wonderful bird - I managed to see a few waders coming into breeding plumage this month - a bit of a treat really!

    Cheers and thanks for lining to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  12. You got some superb images of this Plover! Nice work!

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  13. what a beauty! a bird I've never seen before...thanks for sharing:-)

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  14. Oh he is beautiful and certainly aptly named! He just shines! I always like watching plovers as the walk along the beach -- they seem so purposeful...

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  15. Wow - I've never seen one of these. Had no idea that they'd be that "golden." Wonderful shots - thanks for sharing!

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