Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Waders

Some images from my visit recently on an extremely windy day at Titchwell Marsh on the North Norfolk coastline.

Redshank - Black-tailed Godwit -Little Grebe

With choppy waters and strong gusting wind blowing one sideways, it was difficult to take any decent photographs. On the shoreline it was like a low level sand storm blowing from the dunes straight out to sea, which was unpleasant for any meaningful photography. Similarly there was not much flying as most species remained on the water or at the water's edge.











12 comments:

  1. It can get a tad breezy around that neck of the woods at times Roy!!
    At least you managed to brace yourself for a few shots, and it looks like the sun was shining so it wasn't all bad!...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor.
      I needed a pair of snow goggles to keep the sand out of my eyes.{:))

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  2. The godwit has a ridiculously long beak!

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    1. Its a ridiculous looking bird altogether Simon.{:))

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  3. At least you've got that new Titchwell "airport terminal building" to shelter in these days.

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    1. Problem with that is John, looking towards the sea direction there is rarely anything to look at and looking inland where the birds are your are looking into the sun.
      Its a bit like the control tower of the Nimitz.

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  4. Hey Roy... In spite of the elements you got some good shot's. In the third one is that red spot it's foot or a banding ring? Always like watching these bird types feed at the shore.

    Grace

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  5. Fantastic Roy, I do love to see waders and these pics are wonderful what with the beautiful wintry light :-)

    As you probably remember I love Titchwell and your pics really make me want to head down there myself!

    Hope you are well :-)

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    1. Thanks David. yes well thanks.
      I find one of the best times for Titchwell is mid Jan through to March, especially all the geese.

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  6. Great photos! I love waders, but they are always really distant and I can see little detail on them either through binocs or camera lens. I'm envious. :-)

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    1. Thanks Mandy, I need to learn to ID them better.

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