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Redshank - Thorney Island

We get Redshank at Goring, but they never seem to be close enough for a decent photo.

By the time I’d reached the Thorney Island Yacht Club my feet were starting to suffer. 100 more words

Photography

A Little Help From My Friends

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Today dawned dull and dry, so Jackie and I took an early drive to Keyhaven harbour and ambled along the sea wall. 459 more words

Waders v Weather

Colwyn Bay, on the Irish Sea, has big tides and at some high tides water levels can rise by 8 metres or more. On windy days big waves are driven in and as the tide reaches its highest point they crash dramatically, in places causing spray to rise and splash over the sea defences. 537 more words

Nature Photography

Ringed Plovers

Down on the rocks near Troon harbour, I was looking for seabirds – anything at all. I could see eider ducks, oystercatchers, cormorants and gulls – plenty. 364 more words

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1st September 2016. Swamphen, Alkborough Flats

Well I am almost never booked up, I only have the odd day when I have things on I cannot get out of, but when the Western Purple Swamphen turned up at Minsmere we had stuff on every day of the week and couldn’t go till the following weekend. 424 more words

Redshank

Persicaria maculosa

This annual produces masses of red, pink to pinkish white flowers up to 4cm long on tall thin stems. The spear-shaped leaves generally have a dark patch in the centre, but not always. 59 more words

Nature Photography

Redshank

The Redshank is a common wading bird most often seen as it probes the mudflats looking for worms and molluscs.

Redshank breed in the UK (c25000 pairs) supplemented by migrating birds in the winter to bring the estimated population to 130000 birds.

Natural History