Sunday, February 17, 2013

Weekend waders

Well, what a lovely weekend that was. No real birding as such, but that was the intention; the sun shone for the first time in years, the birds sang, our dear friends Eike and Joy came to stay, and we got to show them exactly why we're here.

Which included a deserted Brigg at sunset, and always bewitching Purple Sandpipers - as well as Dunlins, Sanderlings, Knot, Redshanks, Turnstones and Oystercatchers - around our feet as the tide gently rolled in.

The high tide flock on the Country Park today also contained several Knot, including this bird successfully evading a Black-headed Gull trying to steal a hard-earned earthworm.....

.... nice work.