I almost missed this little wader, which blended in perfectly with the shoreline.
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Charming little birds, aren't they?
Thanks Simon, yes they are nice birds and are also relatively fearless (not quite as fearless as the Turnstone) which allows you to get quite close.
From a photographic angle I quite liked the coloured pebbles which make a change from the usual sandy background.
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Yes, the pebbles do look good. So dies the water in picture 4. How good would it be if we could control these things! But we're mostly at the creatures' whims. And I sometimes think they take full advantage of the fact!
The water looks so clean nowadays as well. As a kid some 45 years ago it seemed like every beach had a sewer pipe that you could balance on going out into the sea, all gone now.
Most of the existing pipes discharge well out to sea, but they're still there. See the website of Surfers Against Sewage...
I remember the ones on the beach back in the the late 1950s, when I was eight or nine; argh! It was horrible.
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