Saturday, May 2, 2020

Spring Shorebirds On The Brigg

Purple Sandpiper, with strong hints of spring
 
A beautiful, peaceful afternoon spent latterly on the Brigg here in Filey in the hope of a few waders - happily not disappointed, with a handful of Purple Sandpipers, Turnstones, Dunlins, Whimbrel, Curlew and Oystercatchers, and a single Sanderling. Breeding plumage is starting to show on several species pictured - love this transitional time of year and these transitional plumages.

Turnstones
 
Purps at work
 
Sanderling
 
Purps, showing contrast in comparative plumage and moult
 
Snack