There are some rocky areas a little walk along from where we are staying and at low tide they are exposed and a small selection of waders turn up. So today I sat on one of the rocks for a couple of hours and photographed what decided I was not too great a threat and thus approached a bit closer.
First was a Bar-tailed Godwit, probing in the sand for a juicy worm. You can see the bars on it tail.
The commonest birds there are Turnstones and I did get a shot of one turning a stone.
Second commonest are Sanderlings, delightful little birds, always on the move.
There were some Plovers, mostly Kentish but also some Little Ringed Plovers.
I also saw in the distance, Little Egret, Cormorant, Yellow Legged Gull, Dunlin and probably a Whimbrel but it might have been a Curlew. .
And this is the local beach, the rocky bit is behind me…. Not many people about, just the occasional dog walker or couple taking a stroll. No sunbathers this year!