Wednesday, 12 February 2020

The Dunlin - A Coastal Wader

A visit to Ferrybridge usually provides a shot or two of waders or geese of some kind. On this occasion three Dunlin were observed at the edge of the receding tide. In their winter plumage they continued feeding away and took little notice of me, although I was maintaining a good distance from them. 

The Dunlin is the most common of waders that can be found around the coast of the UK. 
In winter there can be up to 350,000.


  1. Always looks like a chilly way to find dinner! Even with their constant feeding it always amazes me that they can find enough fuel to maintain their body temperature at this time of year.

    1. Yes its not much of a life at this time of year John.

  2. Aivan ihanat kuvat hienoista linnuista.

  3. Hi Roy,
    A beautiful series of images!Great light wonderful composition.
    We see the Dunlin also here at the seaside. Adorable waders.

  4. Beautiful photos of the Dunlin Roy. They left our area I think, I haven't see them the last weeks. Your header is also very beautiful. Have a nice sunday. Greetings Caroline

  5. Really beautiful photos.
    Beautifully clear and also sharp with beautiful colors.

  6. These are really beautiful pictures of the dunlin.


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