I mentioned in my earlier post (Eh bah Gum Dipper) I crossed the border into Yorkshire and found myself on a popular stretch of the River Wharfe... where more Ray Mears impressions allowed me to watch a pair of Common Sandpipers... the results follow.
Once again apologies, only part complete but the server is rejecting images so I'll save at this stage and try again later... Update after numerous attempts this will have to do. Hope it's 'interesting'.
|A favourite perching post|
|Not always easy to see... explains the colour of these birds perhaps|
|Included for size comparison, not much bigger then a Pied Wagtail|
|Again not easy to see and size comparison, much smaller than a gull|
|Catching hatching flies – or not as the case may be!|
|to finally come a bit closer|
|Interesting feet... and then the heaven's opened, he/she wasn't bothered but I was wet through... again|
|This Mandarin duck came as a bit of a surprise on the River Wharfe|
|Let alone two Mandarin ducks!|
|Sand Martins were in evidence, impossible to photograph in the light|
|So nothing more than 'example'|
|They would suddenly appear in number and disappear equally as quickly|