Saturday, 22 March 2014

Wirral's Wonderful Waders

These last few months I have visited the Wirral to observe and photograph the huge flocks of waders that make the area their winter home.The numbers of waders present has not been as large as last year but nevertheless provided some memorable trips to witness the spectacle.I have posted previously in January on a couple of my visits but am now showing a few more images taken subsequently.
I visited on a couple of ten metre tides hoping for a close approach from the thousands of waders present.This didn't happen but a nice group of knot,dunlin and sanderling did come close and a bar tailed godwit was with them and I have shown the images above.At one point a splendid male sparrowhawk came dashing through looking for a victim but was not successful..I did manage a quick snap as he passed by.
I have enjoyed visiting the Wirral and am looking forward to the return of the waders this coming winter.
Hope you enjoy my selection of images of the Wirral wader spectacular and thanks for looking in.  

1 comment:

  1. Impressive numbers of waders on the Wirral Brian,and a great image of the Sparrowhawk in hunting mode.