In between Osprey action today, a mixed flock of roughly 150 Ringed Plover
, 50 Sanderling
and 30 Dunlin
were roaming around the estuary... Always worth checking every bird in case something special is lurking? Here's part of the flock!
Easily spooked by the inevitable dog walkers, plenty of flight opportunities!
And the birds of a feather, nearly all Sanderling
in this section, tending to stick together...
I wasn't approaching them, simply sat on a bench waiting for incoming Ospreys but they are hard to resist? So Ringed Plover
And as in the background above, Sanderling
mostly in Summer plumage...
Always in a hurry, dashing one way and then the other!
Tempted to go a little closer if they are around next time I call?