Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wader Heaven

I thought it was time to dedicate time to my wildlife photography so decided to concentrate on looking at my local waders. I just love waders and this is the time to capture them on the coast before most of them move up to the moors and the high ground to breed. The below images have been taken over a three day period and I had to face extreme wind, sand, cold and very challenging light conditions.

All the above said it was amazing spending many hours in the presence of such beautiful birds. I want to pop back soon to my local wader patch to see if I can manage to photography the Sanderling. This bird is a winter visitor to our shores and a bird I still need to capture with my camera.



Oystercatcher






Bar-tailed Godwit


Ringed Plover



Oystercatcher






Grey Plover

Redshank


Turnstone




Knot (the one on the left)

5 comments:

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Great stuff Steve.
The 'double Knot'would make a good postcard.

sebi_2569 said...

beautiful photo; and nice blog; bravo. From Romania ,Sebastian

Chris Train said...

Lovely series of shots. I really like the knot with it's wings out and the oystercatcher feeding too. I never manage to get close enough to them.

Chris Train said...

Lovely series of shots. I really like the knot with it's wings out and the Oystercatcher feeding. I never seem able to get close enough to them.
Also the Bar Tailed Godwit (I think?) is a beauty.

elcamperoinquieto.com said...

Really nice and clean images, the oystercacher with the worm a cracker!
Saludos from Spain!