Shell Bay 25th December 2018

These little birds are members of the sandpiper family and called sanderlings. We saw them on a visit to Shell bay (Dorset, UK).

They run along the shoreline at speed avoiding the waves, seem to like standing on one leg and even hop along at speed on one leg.

More views from Shell Bay.

I never tire of looking at the sea regardless of the weather. 🙂

RSPB Garden Birdwatch 2016

The Big Garden Birdwatch organised by the RSPB. We had:

  • two or three robins
  • a blackbird
  • a wood pigeon
  • a family of six or seven long tailed tits
  • a number of sparrows
  • two dunnocks
  • a starling
  • two coal tits
  • two blue tits
  • one great tit
  • a crow

I haven’t seen any thrushes for ages, and the chaffinches, greenfinches and goldfinches were missing. We turned the car into a bird hide and felt like real naturalists, speaking in whispers.