Saturday, 6 October 2018

Sanderling - Hoylake

Waders are my thing. You know where they will be (most of the time). There are no twigs, branches, foliage or fences in the way (if you are on the beach). Plus if you wait patiently they will eventually head towards you. 
This is exactly what happened when I went looking for Sanderling at Hoylake on the Wirral. I realised that I had not ticked these off for my year list and they are one of my favourite waders. They are great fun to watch as they scurry around the shoreline that appears to be chasing them. Definitely not the biggest of birds, but a real joy to see at any time. In good sunlight, it's even better. 









23 comments:

  1. Hello, cute shots of the Sanderling. They are one of the easier shorebirds for me to id. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Beautiful! I especially like the fifth photo.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. They are so pretty when they pair up. Beautiful photos!

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  4. Nice shots. I like shore birds too
    MB

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  5. Wonderful series of photos from the Sanderling.
    They are all perfectly photographed.
    Best regards, Irma

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  6. Fantastic photos!! I for one know the challenge of getting good photos of shorebirds as they quickly move with the tides. Yours are fabulous.

    Your linked up post, today at I'd Rather B Birdin', is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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  7. A bird that walks of water - how nice to see such beauties!
    Great set of photos, Adam.
    Cheers.

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  8. I love the waders too, but am not good at identifying them and always appreciate what I learn here. -- In that one picture the sanderling looks like it is shaking off its foot, so delicately. Nice action shot.

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  9. We don't get to see birds wading in the water at the beaches here. Nice shots of the waders.

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  10. Hi,
    Great shots....thanks for sharing.
    Have a great day!

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  11. These little winged critters do love beaches and occasionally land in my West Coast neck of the woods. It’s spectacular to see them by the hundreds all rise as one, like a gathering cloud, lifting to the sky in unison.

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  12. A great series of photos in perfect light.

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  13. Beautiful! They're so cute.
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/10/master-potter.html

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  14. I too, enjoy watching the sanderlings and this is a great series. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post.

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  15. Such lovely birds! Your photos are really great.

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  16. 'Waders are my thing"...I can see why with great shots, but just being able to be near the water would be so lovely I think...Michelle

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