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.
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.ReplyDelete
I love the photos of the redshank especially the ones in flight.ReplyDelete
Oh poor bird, and beautiful shots of the redshank in flight!ReplyDelete
Very nice shots of the redshanks!ReplyDelete
Great serie shots, greeting from Belgium.ReplyDelete
lovely photo of the redshankReplyDelete
Hope the redshank will be okay! Excellent flight shots!ReplyDelete
Pretty birds...I love the tail markings in flight that you captured through the lens.ReplyDelete
I see so many injured birds...it's sad. But they somehow survive and don't seem to worry them much.
awesome captures, the flight shot are amazing!!! and YaY, for a dry and sunny weekend, it was amazing at the jersey shore on sunday!!!ReplyDelete
What beautiful captures of the shore birds and what a place! Divine! Glad you had sunshine!ReplyDelete
artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor) ~ Happy Week to you!
Well I can see how they got the name, Redshank. Such a pretty bird. Those in flight shots were fantastic.ReplyDelete
Beautiful shots of the birds. I like last two shots very much.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I just love your Redshank, I wish we saw them here.. It is a pretty bird.. Awesome photos.ReplyDelete
Pretty little guys, aren't they?ReplyDelete
Lovely captures :)ReplyDelete
the redshank really stands out! beautiful!ReplyDelete
Fantastic shots of the Redshank in flightReplyDelete
Lovely images Adam... and although it's just up the road from me I haven't been there.ReplyDelete
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 ...ReplyDelete
Andrea @ From the Sol
Love those red legs. Fantastic in-flight captures!ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos! Poor bird, I hope it will be okay.ReplyDelete
Very nice pictures, I feel so sad for the little bird... Hopefully he will be OK.ReplyDelete
Great shots and colors of the Redshank.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
These are wonderful shots with beautiful colour that the coast sometimes gives us. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Wow! Love the last and second last in flight shots. What bright legs that bird has.ReplyDelete
A great series of shots! Beautiful birds!ReplyDelete
They look so slick in flight...love the second to last shot......ReplyDelete
They are beautiful little birds. I love the flight shots you got!ReplyDelete
wow! gorgeous! the in flight shots are amazing!!ReplyDelete
Great beach bird photos!ReplyDelete
Very nice shots!!ReplyDelete
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....MichelleReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Are you sure that's not called an Orange Shank? the colour of it's beak and legs is amazing.ReplyDelete
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 #AnimalTalesReplyDelete