Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Bridlington Harbour

Purple Sandpiper

It was a great pleasure this morning to meet up with two local photographers - Alan Flynn and Mike Smith and spend a couple of hours around Bridlington Harbour. As well as wildlife, the opportunity arose to capture more general images, some that visitors may not notice as they pass by.

Bird wise, it was high tide so most wading species had been displaced to the harbour walls or sandy beaches. Good numbers of Purple Sandpipers, Turnstone and Redshank huddled on the sea walls, with a handful of Dunlin. Best wader for me was a winter plumaged Grey Plover, displaced by a walker before it was in my camera lens! Kittiwakes, Herring Gulls, and Black Headed Gulls dominated the skies and the resident Barnacle Goose accompanied Mallard on the water.

Purple Sandpiper

(feral) Barnacle Goose

Herring Gulls

They said the Titanic was unsinkable so I'm taking no risks!

And some general photography!

Seaside Rust

High flying!

A bit of WD40 will get it moving (and maybe a big hammer!)

Anchorman photobombing the Yorkshire Belle!

Bridlington Harbour


Mike Attwood said...

Nice set of pics. Kevin.

Kevin Groocock said...

Thank you Mike