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, 16 March 2013

Turnstone - Norfolk

One the lifers that I did see in Norfolk was the Turnstone. A bird that I have always been keen to see, but have never made a conscious effort find. I wasn't disappointed with these little beauties. We came across several groups of them along the shingle beaches, and some of them were very confiding. One particular bird was practically walking between our feet. Quite an amazing sight. Better than that though, was the noise these guys made as they tossed over shingle. To hear the stones clanging together made me laugh. It was quite a comical thing to hear. I don't know why. Tiny things please tiny minds I suppose.



Annoyingly, the sun was situated behind the birds, but I think it actually made for some nice shots.



25 comments:

  1. I don't think I've ever seen this bird. Would love to observe them though. Is that snow I can see?

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    1. Yes it was snowing just a few days before I saw them. It made good light.

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  2. Lovely little birds to see Adam... great images.

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  3. You did manage to capture some great shots, such cute little birds.

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  4. I am still learning how to capture these swift birds! Nice1

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  5. Beautiful close ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  6. Very nice photos of this pretty bird. I love its delicate head, black bib and bright orange feet.

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  7. I agree....the sunlight as a backdrop made some mighty fine looking images. I love the turnstone's colors.

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  8. I watched ruddy turnstones this winter for the first time...loved how they turned over the beach looking for small stuff to eat. I think yours are prettier, but very similar.

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  9. Great photos of the Turnstones. Where I live Ruddy Turnstones are very hard to get anywhere near! The best I have managed are distant views.

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  10. Wonderfully clear shots of these birds. The light is lovely too.

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  11. Interesting little birds, lovely shots!

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  12. Interesting shape and great colour legs. I think hearing those stones clanking would have made me laugh too.

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  13. Great shots of the Turnstone!

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  14. So cute! Love that sound myself.

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  15. pretty guy. love the orange legs.

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  16. Lovely birds. Great photos!

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  17. Same bird - different continent! Different hemisphere as well!

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  18. I had to smile about the situation with the sun for I face that often as well...but you certainly got some great images. Glad you finally had your day with the Turnstones~

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