I have also deleted quite a lot of photos as well because getting the light just right is quite a problem. Also as I like to take bird photos getting close and in focus also presents problems, especially on an almost deserted beach….. You tend to stand out and everything can see you from a long way off….. I saw a group of waders sheltering from the wind and I was about 100M away and they started to shuffle about and get agitated, so I sat down and waited and then on my bum I edged slowly forward. I took a few shots at intervals and gradually got closer and closer. The sand gets everywhere, especially as you edge forward on your bottom, but all in the interests of getting the shot. Eventually I got reasonably close and this is one that I took, a mixed group of Turnstones, Ringed Plovers and Kentish Plovers.
The Turnstones are the larger brown ones and the Kentish plovers are the smallest ones, without the dark collar and with a browner crown.
I also saw a few Terns, these are Sandwich terns which have a black bill with the very end being a yellow colour, it is easy enough to see the black bill but the yellow tip is only visible at a distance if the light is just right.
With the strong winds there are lots of Kite surfers but they are usually gathered further down however this one was close to ‘my’ stretch of beach and I took loads of photos and then binned most of them. This is one of the better shots but hopefully he will be back and I can have a second attempt to try to improve on what I have taken so far.
The beach also has numerous dog walkers, sunbathers, sea fishermen and others even some naturists so I have to be careful and only take my camera down there when it’s quite windy and there are not too many scantily clad people about. So no naturist photos but to finish off here are two juvenile Yellow-legged gulls….. sorry.