Had a visit this afternoon to South Shids to walk along the pier at the southern mouth of the Tyne, in the hope of seeing one of the Red Throated Divers that hve been viewed over the last couple of weeks. Today was the first day in a while that we have had decent visibility and the prospect of zero rain. All went to plan apart from the oversight on the shutter speed as the Diver took off - see the Bad Pictures of fab Wildlife thread.
Turnstone seneaking some zzzzs but keeping half an eye open.
Red Throated Diver
Turnstone with a missing toae.
Purple Sandpiper with Sanderling
Purple Sandpiper, Dunlin and sanderling
Sanderling and Dunlin
Juvenile Ringed Plover
Sanderling, Purple Sandpiper and Dunlin
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In reply to tony:
Tony T said:Beautiful pics as always Bob and a lovely selection. of coastal birds. I do like waders, always a challenge to ID.
Yep can't add anymore than that.
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Cracking set, Bob. They remind me of how thankful I am to have good access to the coast, a pleasure that I really shouldn’t take for granted.
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Fabulous photos Bob, and it looked a nice day out.
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