Saturday, 21 April 2012

Thursday 19th April - Saturday 21st April 2012

Decided to murge the last few days together, seeing as i was only out for around an hour or so due the weather. Managed to take a few photo's though, which is always good.
So the first of the photo's will be taken from Thursday morning. Which will be a Cormorant fanning its wings, such a common sight along the coast.

Also here's an image of one comming in to land on in the sea.

Now the next lot of photo's comming up really made my day, because these birds are rare to from anywhere south of Yorkshire. So to see them here in Foreness Bay also known as Foreness Point.
So i hope you enjoy these photo's of Purple Sandpipers ( around 23-25cm tall).

I forgot to mention that these were huddled with some Turnstones, Pictured below.

So while we are on the subject of Turnstones ( 25cm tall ), here are a few pictured below.

So as we come to the end of Thursday wander, i shall leave you with a couple of images of a Pied Wagtail.

So now we come into Friday. Now it was very quite till i got to Kingsgate Bay pictured below also pictured Kingsgate Castle which is now turned into flats.

As soon as i got to the steps which takes you to the road above the beach, i noticed a Linnet with its red breast.

As you go a little bit further along the road you'll come to Joss Bay ( which is just around the corner from the castle) and if you go along the country road opposite bay, you will spot Dunnocks, Wrens, Goldfinches also Robins and so on and so on. So here's some of the Birds i spotted along this road.

                                                        Dunnock flying towards me.





As for my next crop of pictures are insects. Now to be honest i've never taken much interest in them and also always passed them by without a second glance. But since taking up photography and taking a few pictures of them, i've noticed how much detail they have.
Here are some i manage to take a picture of yesterday.

                                                                      Hover Fly.
                                                                       ( i think )

                                                                          A Fly.

                                                                        A Bee.

                                                                     Flies mating.

Now last but not least we come to today. Today was the shortest walk as the rain clouds came sooner than i thought. As usual i started off along the beach where i watched a Turnstone preen itself, around Walpole Bay. As pictured below.

Now by the time i reached Forness Bay the tide was comming in quickly, so i made my way up the few steps to the walkway a few feet above. As the tide was comming in, the sea was starting to cover the rocks which the Turnstones and Oystercaters were resting on. So when the sea took one rock away from them, they made their way to next one, and so on until the sea covered the lot.
So here are a few pictures of this happening below.

As we come to the end of the journey i spotted a Dung Fly also a pair copulating. As pictured below, till next time.

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