I always enjoy photographing small shore birds. They always have great movement and offer a good challenge on approach especially with the lack of cover on an open beach. This usually means getting down in wet mud! It is always a priviledge to watch the antics when you are in close on some small feeding shore birds. Ringed plover are one such bird, delicate in their quick walks across the beach but swift and agile in flight.Locally the waders are starting to return with redshank, dunlin, turnstones and curlew building in numbers. These early arrivals often still have the summer plumage and include some beautifullycoloured birds.
Dunlin still in their summer dress.