Monday, June 18, 2012

Anxious Parent

Every year sandpipers nest around the edge of Tunstall reservoir near Wolsingham in Weardale, but they are usually pretty elusive - frequently heard but most often seen flying away, low over the water with their fast, shallow wingbeats.

This one, though, must have had chicks somewhere nearby because it did its best to divert our attention, circling around us with a lot of frantic piping then settling on the wall. 

1 comment:

  1. Lovely pictures, Phil. I always enjoy seeing Common Sandpipers, particularly in Upper Coquetdale. And they were in many places when I was in Scotland.