Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Kentish Plover

News came through early on Monday morning that a Kentish Plover was just a few miles away from my house and where I work. I was in the office at the time, desperately hoping that it would hang around until the evening when I could dash over to Audenshaw to see it. It had crossed my mind to take the afternoon off, but I decided against it and took the risk that it might hang around.
Trains on time (for once) meant I got home and out again before 6pm. The long walk/trot to the area of the reservoir where the bird was seemed to take an eternity. At this point I am always thinking it will leave minutes before I get there. Anyway, despite stopping to look at some rather nice Little Ringed Plovers, there it was. What an absolute corking bird.
I understand it is only the third in the County, and I feel privileged to have been it's company last night








22 comments:

  1. very nice pictures. I love this kind of birds standing at the waterline. Very nice to see how the bird is flying. Wonderful post-
    best regards
    susa

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  2. Hello, sweet shots of the Plover! Adorable bird! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  3. What beautiful photos, a real insight into his life #AnimalTales

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  4. Awww, lovely shots! I'm glad you were able to spot it before the he took off again! - Tasha

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  5. theese are lovely shots of this little wader.

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  6. Great shots of the plover glad it stayed around long enough for you to see it.

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  7. So cute! Reminds me very much of our local Snowy Plover!

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  8. What a sweet and rewarding encounter Adam - your persistence, patience and perseverance paid off big time!! Thank you for sharing.

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  9. How special that he waited on you so you could photograph him. What a thrill, thanks for sharing.

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  10. What a sweet little bird! I particularly love the flight shot!

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  11. Congratulations on the Kentish Plover! It is very rare “visitor” also here in Finland.
    Great photos!

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  12. I think this little bird popped up on my twitter feed this week - I find that kind of thing funny, given how far away it is from me!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  13. They are dinky little birds. I think you captured that well Adam.

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  14. How exciting to see one!! I too would feel privileged to have been in its company. Well documented with great photos Adam.

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  15. I love the plover! They are so cute. Ours are protected along our coastline.

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  16. I would trade places along the shoreline with the adorable plover Andrew...Michelle

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  17. What an amazing bird!!! Congrats. That is one cool plover!

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  18. Hi - I have to go to the UK unexpectedly after a family death so I have not had time to read any #AnimalTales posts this week and I will do so when I get back. Please note there will be no linky this coming Tuesday - sorry.

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  19. i love plovers we have many varieties here in Dubai

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