Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Sanderlings, Turnstones and Oystercatchers

I took advantage of blue skies this morning to visit the beach for the first time this year. The usual waders were feeding along the surf line as the tide came in. One Sanderling had four rings on its feet and I have submitted a report to this bird ringing site.
Black-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Sanderling with rings, Calidris alba
Sanderling, Calidris alba
Sanderlings, Calidris alba
Lesser Black-backed Gull, Larus fuscus
Oystercatcher, Haematopus ostralegus
Turnstones, Arenaria interpres with Sanderling
Turnstone, Arenaria interpres

sunset - looking east
looking west

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