I left Mum and Dad in the warmth of the café with their hot drinks and trudged off. It was my aim to get to the beach no matter what, but there are always many stops to make on the way. I caught sight of a Snipe in flight over the salt marsh and Marsh Harrier hunting in the distance. Lots of Dunlin and some Avocet kept my mind off the wind for a while.
I got to the beach, and it was windier still. I picked out a Common Scoter on the sea, but not a lot else. The waders were what I was really after, and they were on the shore line even further away.
I kept walking though and got as close as I dare. I never want to frighten the birds, as they are not just there for me, but everyone. I like to let them come to me, and if you keep your distance, keep low and move slowly they will eventually head your way.
A lone Knot.
Sanderling scurrying around as usual, making it hard to photograph.
Sanderling. Shaky shots due mainly to the windy battering me sideways.
Really hard to photograph, nice shots!ReplyDelete
Pretty shorebirds, both the Knot and the Sanderling are sweet. I am looking forward to seeing the shorebirds moving thru! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!ReplyDelete
Nice knot! We get both of these birds down here in the summer - I always laugh at the idea that I used to say that they 'wintered' in the souther hemisphere - when its 100+ in the shade, its a long way from winter!ReplyDelete
Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
I didn't realize there was a bird called "knot". I always learn something from your posts!ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-walls-of-san-juan.html
Beautiful shots, as usual. We've had a bit of wind here, too.ReplyDelete
Beautiful captures - making me miss where we used to live near the beach and I'd often watch the shore birds.ReplyDelete
Lovely photos despite the wind that was obviously whistling through #AnimalTalesReplyDelete
Wonderful shots. 'Tis the time of year for winds.
Y'all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog
It has been windy here for days.. hard to be in the yard. Glad you were able to get some shots even with the windy conditions..MichelleReplyDelete
Lovely images, Adam. I posted on migratory Shorebirds myself last week.ReplyDelete
Wow, what a wonderful collection of birds you saw both at the beach and on the way there. I have seen marsh harriers here but I have never seen an avocet. I also don't think I'd be able to differentiate a knot form a sanderling! Great shots as ever and thank you for linking up with #AnimalTalesReplyDelete
lovely shots of the sanderling, yes they are fast moversReplyDelete