Saturday, December 26, 2009

I Must Go Down to the Sea Again....


Christmas day's trip to the coast turned out to be so enjoyable that we decided to do it all over again on Boxing Day - but this time to Seaburn, just north of Sunderland. The rainbow turned out to be a good omen. At the north end of the beach we found this...


..bar-tailed godwit following the waves in and out with a flock of sanderling...


...probling the sand along the tideline before..


...flying off to ....


... perch on a rock for a preen..and then ....


... pause again for a moment's reflection. Smaller waders included...


...sanderling...


...dunlin...


...knot...and plenty of ....


... ringed plover, with those fake tan orange legs.

4 comments:

  1. Cracking shot of the rainbow Phil, and certainly found gold with those birds.
    Love the ones of the Bar-tailed Godwit. The flight shot is excellent.

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  2. Phil a bonus with the Godwit and the trousers will still fit. More than can be said for most of the population.

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  3. Very elegant birds, godwits, aren't they Keith? More graceful than curlews, I always think...

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  4. I definitely need to walk off an excess of Christmas food and drink, Adrian.... not so easy when you're snowed in, as we are now..

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