Saturday, 11 August 2012

A Golden Week

This last week has seen me glued to the telly watching the London Olympics.Team GB has performed brilliantly and currently has won over two dozen gold medals plus numerous silver and bronze.It has also been a good week weatherwise and this has coincided with favourable high tides along the Lancashire coastline.I have managed to escape the Olympics and visit Rossall Point at Fleetwood to observe and photograph the waders at the high tide roost. The waders here are very confiding and allow a close approach with the camera.I have shown below some of the hundreds of images I took .They show sanderling,turnstone and dunlin.Many of the birds are still in partial breeding plumage having recently returned from Arctic breeding grounds. I hope you enjoy the images and thanks for looking in. I will post more from Rossall in due course.


  1. Brilliant close up work here Brian, excellent for the study of plumage detail on birds heading to mid-August.

  2. Great set of shots, lovely detail.

  3. Sorry I missed this post Brian,wonderful close up images of these waders.Thank you for sharing.