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, 10 November 2014

Just going for a paddle.

New Brighton beach was very calm when I visited a few weeks back. The tide had just gone out and the sun put in a nice long appearance too. It allowed me to take a wander along what is very nice sandy beach. There wasn't a great variety of birds but those that were there looked very nice indeed in the sunshine. They included this Oystercatcher and some juvenile gulls having a paddle. I'm not great with gulls at all, but I think I have a couple of Lesser Black-backed Gulls and a larger Great Black-backed Gull (on the left).

I think this is a 1st Winter Oystercatcher, as the white collar would indicate.







Great (left) and Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Please let me know if I am wrong)


19 comments:

  1. Love Oystercatchers, and forever trying to catch them just taking off in flight. Great shots

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  2. Oystercatchers are so dramatic on the beach. Love that bright orange bill.

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  3. Beautiful! Wonderful photography of the shore birds ~

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol
    A Creative Harbor

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  4. A lovely bright picture of the Oystercatcher Adam. I wish I could find a beach a beach with no people on it.

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  5. Great photos - I especially like the Pied Oystercatcher which is almost like ours out here in Australia.

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  6. Ah, the joys of European gulls! No such problems here - you should visit!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  7. Love the oystercatchers. You've even made the sea look inviting!

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  8. I love the oystercatcher, but the gulls are pretty too.

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  9. I love seeing birds at the seaside and these shots are very good

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  10. A beautiful Oystercatcher and great photos.

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  11. It is always a pleasure to browse your blog;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  12. It's such fun to watch sea birds. Thank you for sharing your images at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/11/saint-marys-basilica-wilmington-nc.html

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  13. Some day.......I'm gonna be near an ocean .... and I will get to see some water birds......so cute having their little paddle and playing about ... pretending they are searching out food..... hahahah...they can't fool me...

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  14. gorgeous shot of your Oystercatcher

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  15. Oh I do like that shot of the Oystercatcher.

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  16. Cracking shots, Adam! Love that oystercatcher!

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  17. Do I love those Oystercatchers!
    But I still never had an opportunity to see them :( !!
    Anyhow, your photo is gorgeous, what an impressive beak!

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