Monday, 19 June 2017

Waders high and low

There are few greater pleasures in life for me than photographing waders on a beautiful, empty Scottish beach. Our recent holiday near Gairloch providing a few opportunities to indulge:
This bird was singing - it sounds like a tiny bomb dropping
Another of a small flock of Dunlin on the beach at Red Point
Summer plumaged Sanderling is in stark contrast to the silvery birds we see in winter in Dorset... 
...the clockwork running motion is the same though!
Sanderling in flight
The flock was feeding in the seaweed on the beach
Ringed Plover were also on the beach at Red Point
Ringed Plover
In contrast to the waders at sea level, this Greenshank was up at about 1,800 feet on Beinn Eighe
I walked the Bein Eighe Mountain Trail one morning to find a pair up on the plateau near some boggy pools
A huge dune at Red Point - my sons can be seen for scale at the base

This shows why the area is known as Red Point after the colour of the sand
Ringed Plovers at Red Point

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