Sunday, 29 March 2015

Ten Metre Tide

Earlier this month I made a visit to a favourite part of the coastline to witness a ten metre tide.It was one of a series of big tides and I chose one of the better days weatherwise to visit the coast.It was a good decision as the weather was warm and settled .The wind was offshore and so the tide didn't advance as far as I would have wished but still brought the thousands of waders within camera range.As usual about an hour before high tide there was plenty of action as the waders flew in from the feeding grounds out on the Ribble Estuary.There were the usual large numbers of knot and oystercatchers and a decent number of bar tailed godwits and grey plovers.Very few sanderling and dunlin seemed to be around but they could have roosted elsewhere along the coastline.

I was kept very busy with two cameras recording the action and after an hour or so I was satisfied with the results and I returned on the long walk back to the waiting car.I have posted a few images from the day of the flocks of birds and some closer shots of the knots and godwits. Hope you enjoy my efforts to capture the spectacle of a wader roost.I am never satisfied and know I can do better. This spurs me on to return on the next big tide.Next time some of the waders maybe sporting their breeding colours and should make for some nice images. Thanks for looking in and keep tuned for more from my travels with the camera.   

1 comment:

  1. Spectacular site Brian,you`ve certainly been busy with the camera recently,lets hope the weather improves and the migrants start to arrive.