Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Wading birds along the Bangor coast

I saw these 4 waders as I walked from Bangor pier along Seacliffe Road.  I have written and given information about them before so I will tell you their names, however I will let you see if you can ID them yourselves. 

Purple Sandpiper, Turnstone, Ringed Plover and Dunlin.  

There is a short video at the end and perhaps a clue in it?






















On parade and standing to atten.......tion!



Well now did you get on?  Need any help on ID?

You can access the video at

http://youtu.be/Yvb6pFTe6LM

If there is a black space below, click it and the video will appear.



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29 comments:

  1. Hi Margaret; you seem to have them reasonably close; great clear shots. I was down the coast today but haven't downloaded pics, but the shore-birds were a long way away. Beautiful birds you saw

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  2. Great shots Margaret! I got the ringed plover :)

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  3. What a fun little posting. The Ringed Plover threw me for a loop.

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  4. Nice posting. The Ringed Plover threw me for a loop.

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  5. Some very nice Purple Sand pics....................

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    1. HI Stuart I was quite pleased with them also. Thanks for visiting and comment.

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  6. Hi Margaret, I always love seeing all of your birds. So many of them are SO different from any I have ever seen...

    Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  7. Hi Betsy Many thanks for your visit and comment. I am glad you like looking at my birds from the UK

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  8. I did need help to identify. great shots, the standing at attention is very cute.

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    1. Hi Lynn Nothing wrong with that. Thanks for visiting and comment

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  9. Margaret thanks to you, I could see such beautiful birds.
    You were lucky that you could photograph them at close range.
    The pictures are very beautiful.
    Greetings.

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  10. awesome close-up, showing all all the lovely details of these pretty shore birds!!

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    1. HI Debbie Glad you liked the wading birds. thanks for visit and cmment.

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  12. Absolutely superb, everyone are lovely. My favourite is the Purple Sandpiper, wow.

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  13. What a beautiful place to live. I think I could take up birdwatching there. xo Jenny

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  14. I had a great time looking at your photos Margaret. It would be lovely to see all these shore birds and I have had a great time looking at your photos. Thank you :)

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  15. What wonderful shots- and how fun to actually get to see this in person...I envy you the thrill of watching these birds and the water- just gorgeous!

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  16. Great photos, interesting video!

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  17. I love the shots of them all lined up! They look like they are lining up for a parade. Also the one of them on the jagged rocks, #14

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  18. Some really nice shots of the waders, Margaret. I'm not too good on waders as you can't get much further from the sea in England than I am. The Purple Sands are beautiful - I've never seen one! I'm also not used to seeing Dunlin without their black belly patch. SO MANY waders, too!!!

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  19. Great photos of all those smaller shorebirds. The only ones we see often out here are the Turnstones. The sea makes a very beautiful background.

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  20. Margaret, beautiful series on the shorebirds. Nice variety! Enjoy your week and happy April!

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  21. I love shore birds, especially watching their interaction in groups.

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  22. Love your shorebird shots!! I am hopeless when it comes to identifying them. I only know a handful so far. But I enjoy them so!

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  23. I'm afraid I didn't do very well id-ing these birds, but I sure enjoyed your photos (and the video).

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