Waders are my favourite type of birds to photograph. I find them to be very photogenic. There are so many different types and each species has a variety of different plumage's. At Hoylake last weekend I came across hundreds possibly thousands of Dunlin busying themselves on the beach as the tide came in. Within them was one individual that was in almost full summer breeding plumage. Very unusual for January but very nice to see all the same.
Lovely little birds that gave me great joy watching them.
This individual with the rusty looking back is in breeding plumage.
You can see how much it differs to the much duller grey winter plumage,
Coming to land.
Watching a Sanderling in the foreground here.