I headed to Cemlyn Bay where I had been once before and was impressed by the birds on show. This time was no different, with lots seen that I wasn't really expecting.
A Whimbrel was the first bird I stumbled across. I'd been tipped off that there was one over wintering here, but wasn't really expecting to find it. Thankfully I did, although it didn't hang around long before moving off.
A flock of 10 Purple Sandpipers were a real bonus.
Here's 7 of them together.
It took me a few glances through the binoculars at these, as I initially passed them off as Golden Plover, but they were just too pale. These are in fact Grey Plover, with one showing off the nice black underwing to confirm my doubting mind.
A very nice looking Ringed Plover was one of a few around.
Hello, great captures of the shorebirds. The Oystercatchers are one of my favorites. Love the cute Ringed Plover too. Great birds and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend! PS, thank you for the visit and comment on my blog.ReplyDelete
I'm just not seeing Grey Plovers around here any more. I think they are in serious decline.ReplyDelete
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The birds blend in nicely with their surroundings. I imagine they are hard to spot from a distance. Great photos!ReplyDelete
You picked up a lot of wader when you were in wales and indeed it was lovely to see the Golden Plover. I hope you have a great week ahead and stay safe from this virus. Thanks for your comments..ReplyDelete
These are beautiful shorebirds.ReplyDelete
You never see the whimbrel here.
I love the oystercatcher, they do occur here.
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Beautiful scenes Adam. I can almost hear the gentle surf & bird calls. The ringed plover looks like our semi-palmated plover.ReplyDelete
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pretty shorebirds and beautiful images...the ringed plover is gorgeous!!ReplyDelete
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Wonderful images! Thank you for sharing! Have a grand week!ReplyDelete
Seeing your range of bords make me feel I really miss them. The dry summers we had made them dissapear from my area. Hopefully they will come back. Loved to see the Golden plovers. :)ReplyDelete
Incredible photography, Adam! Those shorebirds are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Great article. I have bookmarked your website. Best regards MonicaReplyDelete
Lovely shorebirds, It is always great to see different species together. And, as well, that’s helpful for someone like me who is still trying to learn to ID them! (I’ve got the oystercatcher down pat ;))....the others, I always hope there will be someone around who is as knowledgeable as you are. And I can ask for help! Thanks for the great pictures. That was a good day at the shore!ReplyDelete