Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Sideshow

Whilst on the beach the Pipits were often out of reach and with the kids behaving impeccably the thirty strong flock of Sanderling, including a colour ringed bird that I think has been reported on other blogs as been present for some time, provided a sideshow as they rushed into the wet areas left by the waves before being forced back up the beach by the next wave. The kids even stopped for a while and watched them as they were often within 5-10m of where we sat.

4 comments:

Ipin said...

I think that is a different cr bird, I'll need to check my notes.

Ipin said...

it's defo different, you need to email this chap with long/lat and send him the piccie (they are great BTW)

J.W.H.Reneerkens@rug.nl

link: http://www.waderstudygroup.org/res/project/sanderling.php

James said...

some great shots on posterous too Alan. The colour ringed one looks ready for the World Cup!

Brian Robson said...

Hi Alan, this is a new colour ringed Sanderling for me down here, agree with Ian feedback from Jerome is spot on, hope to hear about its history.