I've never made it to see the wader spectacular at Snettisham in Norfolk, but I did witness something on a much much smaller scale at Hoylake recently. As the tide crept in on the beach, thousands of small waders such as Dunlin, Knot, Sanderling, Redshank, Oystercatcher and others were being shunted off their dry ground and being forced to relocate to drier spots. The sight and sound was breath taking. Here you can see a small number of those waders squashed up on the beach.
Not much room left here.
Oystercatchers in the distance sticking together.
And they're off.
WOW, I've never seen that many birds in one place before!ReplyDelete
Remarkable - will in in that neck of the woods this year - but the waders will be gone by then!ReplyDelete
Wow! I've never seen so many waders in one place. I'm wondering if they are noisy.ReplyDelete
That is incredible.ReplyDelete
So wonderful photos!!ReplyDelete
Wow! Incredible shots and incredible place and birds ~ReplyDelete
Wow - amazing shots!ReplyDelete
Just three words I can think of off hand now....OH MY GOSH!!ReplyDelete
Brilliant series here Adam.ReplyDelete
Wow, truly spectacular!ReplyDelete
Incredible, an absolutely great place, can imagine the sound of those mass of birds. How long do the stay there?ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness! What a mob!ReplyDelete
These are terrific, really wonderful!ReplyDelete
wow, I never seen anything like it. Stunning images. I guess that from the air you can´t even see the ground between the birds. :)ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness! It must indeed have been amazing to be there!ReplyDelete
What an unbelievable sight! And that is only a "small" aggregation? So interesting!ReplyDelete
Talk about crowded! That must have been amazing. Thanks for taking us along.ReplyDelete
Wow!Amazing shots!!Excellent photos!!!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh this is just wonderful. I would love to be there.ReplyDelete