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

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

Monday, 27 January 2014

Wader fest.

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.



19 comments:

  1. WOW, I've never seen that many birds in one place before!

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  2. Remarkable - will in in that neck of the woods this year - but the waders will be gone by then!

    Stewart M

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  3. Wow! I've never seen so many waders in one place. I'm wondering if they are noisy.

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  4. Wow! Incredible shots and incredible place and birds ~
    thanks, carol
    www.acreativeharbor.com

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  5. Just three words I can think of off hand now....OH MY GOSH!!

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  6. Brilliant series here Adam.

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  7. Incredible, an absolutely great place, can imagine the sound of those mass of birds. How long do the stay there?

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  8. These are terrific, really wonderful!

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  9. 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. :)

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  10. Oh my goodness! It must indeed have been amazing to be there!

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  11. What an unbelievable sight! And that is only a "small" aggregation? So interesting!

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  12. Talk about crowded! That must have been amazing. Thanks for taking us along.

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  13. Wow!Amazing shots!!Excellent photos!!!
    Dimi...

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  14. Oh my gosh this is just wonderful. I would love to be there.

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