My Photographs from the North West of England and sometimes further afield.
Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Whilst making more visits to Cheshire just recently, I've seen a Common Sandpiper on a number of occasions. I can't guarantee it is the same one each time, but I've found it to be quite fascinating to watch. It walks along the reservoir shore line searching for food whilst bobbing it's tail as it goes. It has quite a shrill call, and a few times I've heard it before seeing it.
It allowed me to get quite close on a few occasions as I shuffled my way towards it, stealth like.
Another wading bird that has been on or around my patch in good numbers recently has been the Curlew. Seen here on a small chimney.