Monday, 5 September 2011

A stroll on the beach

On Saturday morning I had an hour to spare before the athletics started so I grabbed the camera and headed out  on a walk at low tide. There were plenty of birds around, including the usual suspects: Black-headed gulls, Oystercatchers, Turnstones. There was also a line of Cormorants and a solitary Bar-tailed Godwit. 

Black-headed Gull

Black-headed Gull

young gull
Cormorants taking off

remains of a meal



Slipper limpet Crepidula fornicata
These molluscs are often seen piled upon each other in an arch, the Latin for arched is fornicata. The bottom ones are female, the top ones male and they change sex as the number of limpets in the arch increases.
Bar-tailed Godwit

Herring Gull
Young one begging for food with a loud squawk.
Mums reply is  "time to leave home"
Shark kite

Black-headed Gull

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