Friday, 28 August 2009

St Mary's waders

It's a rare visit to St Marys when there is nothing of interest. Arrived there at the bottom of the tide and walked over to the sandy beach which luckily had not had any humans on it for a while since there were quite a few waders doing their thing.
I was particularly pleased to see amongst them these Sanderling even though there were only 4 of them about at the time. Hopefully there will be greater numbers as we get into autumn


Killy Birder said...

I was down there on 27th. I found a flock of Sanderling of maybe 30+ nearer to Seaton Sluice. Cheers.

Citybirding said...

Thanks Killy - I just think they are a great little bird and never tire of watching them.

PCF said...

May be of interest
Was out at Newburn yesterday and got some shots of a Kingfisher using a beeched log 50m upstream of the boathouse at Ryton Willows.
My shots were crap being 100m across the water but may be worth a stake out from the south side as the the bird was totally unworried by movement on the bridlepath.

Citybirding said...

Thanks PCF I might give that a try

Birding about Northumberland said...

I agree with you, I love these little waders