My Photographs from the North West of England and sometimes further afield.
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)