Sunday, 22 December 2013

A Total Washout!

With Saturday seeing a day full of rain and heavy winds the forecast originally said there would be a small window Sunday morning with some winter sunshine, albeit still very windy. As I awoke this morning the rain was pouring down and quick look at the forecast suggested that I should not bother until late afternoon. I only had a few hours this morning and hoped the clouds would part and allow some kind of birding to take place. I opted for a quick look at Reculver from the car in the hope a few seabirds would pass by, they didn't so I drove over to Hampton which has a few Purple Sandpipers wintering. The tide was out on arrival and despite the rain, I ventured out quickly to look for them on the rocks. A few Turnstone, Oystercatcher and c30 Brent Geese were seen but no Sandpipers and as the rain fell even harder I opted for the car again. I don't think I was even out for an hour and decided it was going to be a waste of time and a cup of tea and bacon sandwich would be a better idea. Luckily with a number of photos taken in the last few weeks here are a few Sanderling and Turnstone photos from Minnis Bay. Maybe another session before Christmas arrives, if not I wish all readers a very Merry Christmas and a bird filled New Year. 




  1. Beautiful photography, Sanderling and Turnstone, exquisite.

  2. My favorite is the first one

  3. That was one wet morning Marc, looks like worse to come before Xmas :-( Enjoy the festivities anyway mate!