I spent a couple of hours out on the inter tidal zone on an in-coming tide to see what waders I could pick up. Unfortunately there were a lot of people out swimming, walking their dogs and vehicles driving backwards and forwards, so the birds kept on being disturbed and moving off. Despite this I still managed to come away with some reasonable images.
A smart looking Lesser Sand plover in summer plumage. There were hundreds of these birds feeding on the beach. All in various stages of moult
A Curlew Sandpiper in breeding plumage striding out across the beach
A Dunlin starting to show the black summer breast patch.
I had given up on trying to get an image of this Bar-tailed Godwit when out of the blue it flew and landed near my vehicle. Happy days.
These Terek Sandpipers are always on the move so are difficult to photograph. Here one stopped to catch its breath
There were only one pair of Grey Plovers on the beach. This one starting to show breeding plumage
A lone Sanderling was present amongst all the other birds
There are always a couple of Ruddy Turnstones to be found
This Slender-billed Gull found this rock to perch on so could keep its feet dry on the incoming tide
A Common Greenshank moving through the shallow water on the lookout for a meal
Sadly I came across this dead Turtle that had been washed up onto the beach
Also out of place was what looks like a Peregrine Falcon that had flown away from its handler