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Monday, 13 October 2014

New Brighton

Thankfully, this weekend turned out to be dry and sunny, so my fears of dark wet days can wait a while. I made my way to the Wirral to avoid rain that looked like it would get to most other places.
One of the areas I visited was New Brighton. I'd not been here before, so didn't really know what to expect. What I did get was a nice sandy beach with the tide just on its way out.
It wasn't long before I spotted some Redshank on the shore line. One of them seemed to be holding its left leg as if injured. Hopefully it will be ok. It wasn't affecting it too badly.

Redshank with a Common Gull.


A razor clam shell can be seen here in the foreground. There were lots about.


I do wonder how it could have hurt itself.



39 comments:

  1. I always feel sad when birds have injuries, but they seem to cope somehow, I love your images of the Redshank in flight. You really do take beautiful photos.

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  2. I love the photos of the redshank especially the ones in flight.

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  3. Oh poor bird, and beautiful shots of the redshank in flight!

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  4. Very nice shots of the redshanks!

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  5. Great serie shots, greeting from Belgium.
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  6. Hope the redshank will be okay! Excellent flight shots!

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  7. Pretty birds...I love the tail markings in flight that you captured through the lens.

    I see so many injured birds...it's sad. But they somehow survive and don't seem to worry them much.

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  8. awesome captures, the flight shot are amazing!!! and YaY, for a dry and sunny weekend, it was amazing at the jersey shore on sunday!!!

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  9. What beautiful captures of the shore birds and what a place! Divine! Glad you had sunshine!


    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor) ~ Happy Week to you!

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  10. Well I can see how they got the name, Redshank. Such a pretty bird. Those in flight shots were fantastic.

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  11. Beautiful shots of the birds. I like last two shots very much.

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  12. I've seen.a good few injured waders this year. I think they get injuries from feeding in amongst tidal rocks hence one legged Lapwing, Curlew and Oystercatcher.

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  13. I just love your Redshank, I wish we saw them here.. It is a pretty bird.. Awesome photos.

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  14. Pretty little guys, aren't they?

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  15. the redshank really stands out! beautiful!

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  16. Fantastic shots of the Redshank in flight

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  17. Lovely images Adam... and although it's just up the road from me I haven't been there.

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  18. It makes me sad when they get injured, but I know nature has it's ways of working things out. I had a Mallard male who had injured a leg and could bearly limp on it ... but, he could still fly and he stayed with a flock and as a result he is still around and walking much better. I love a happy ending :) Beautiful shots Adam ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  19. Love those red legs. Fantastic in-flight captures!

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  20. Beautiful photos! Poor bird, I hope it will be okay.

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  21. Very nice pictures, I feel so sad for the little bird... Hopefully he will be OK.

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  22. Great shots and colors of the Redshank.

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  23. I hate to see the injured one.. I know it happens, but ... The pictures are great ... Those touches of red make them very photogenic. Envy the flight shots!

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  24. These are wonderful shots with beautiful colour that the coast sometimes gives us. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. Wow! Love the last and second last in flight shots. What bright legs that bird has.

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  26. A great series of shots! Beautiful birds!

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  27. They look so slick in flight...love the second to last shot......

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  28. They are beautiful little birds. I love the flight shots you got!

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  29. wow! gorgeous! the in flight shots are amazing!!

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  30. Oh poor bird..at times there are several limping ducks here..One mallard has been here for 3 seasons after losing a leg to a snapping turtle...some make it despite the odds....Michelle

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  31. Gorgeous birds. Sometimes the birds need a few days to let the wing heal. They can heal fast. Crossing my fingers that this one will be okay.

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  32. Are you sure that's not called an Orange Shank? the colour of it's beak and legs is amazing.

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  33. I do love redshank and they are one wader I can recognise! Your photos give me the chance to see their beauty in more detail. Many thanks for adding more of our feathered friends to #AnimalTales

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