Saturday, 28 February 2015

The Speedy Walker

The delightful little Sanderling (Calidris alba), surely everyone's favourite Wader.
Not easy to keep up with as he races along the surf line. The trick is just to keep walking ahead of him and at the same distance and take photos as he reaches along side you. If you get just too close he will fly off and land again further along the surf line. Then you have to catch up, but surprisingly for such small legs he walks very quickly.









16 comments:

  1. Great little birds Roy, and they can certainly move when they want to.

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    1. I had a job keeping up with them Keith.{:))

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  2. Looks like he's going to have a bubble bath! I remember my birdloving teacher at school show me sanderling at Hunstanton salt marsh...haven't seen one since and that was in 1983

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    1. There are always plenty on the Norfolk coast Simon.

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  3. Hel mooi hoe hij tussen de schelpen loopt te zoeken, en dan die met zijn schuimkraag is ook apart.

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  4. Oh my god !!!!
    What a great picture Roy. I like all !!!! Very very beautiful.
    Kiss

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  5. Roy, it looks like you've found a new, and enjoyable, way to keep yourself fit....I wonder who would get tired first?
    And, between breaths(!), you've captured some great images...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, yes it was against the wind as well.{:))

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  6. Great set of photos Roy of a lovely bird.
    Amanda xx

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  7. The first photo I find also equal the best but all your photos are very nice included:-)

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