Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Siberia to Africa via Filey


It's been a rollercoaster few days here in Filey, deserving of a more comprehensive bulletin, to follow in a day or two; for now then, a thrillingly tame and subtly beautiful Curlew Sandpiper I stumbled upon (almost literally) at the end of the Brigg this evening.

A first view, standing out within a group of Dunlins and Purple Sandpipers

Walking purposefully towards me, unlike all the other waders present

Via a couple of commoner relatives

A little distal rhynchokinesis 

And so close and unruffled as to require my backing off to get the camera focusing