Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Birds at Ryde Beach, Isle of Wight

Following on from showing the Sanderlings on another part of the Ryde beach yesterday, I saw these Oystercatcher, Turnstone and look close and you will see 3 Sanderling.  You will see from the second shot that I had to zoom and crop heavily.  There is a short video of these birds at the end of the post.











Oystercatcher with Sanderling.





Turnstone



Pied wagtail, Black headed Gull and Wood Pigeon.



I hope you enjoyed seeing these lovely birds on Ryde beach. 

I have a short video which on editing I have slightly slowed down. 
 CLICK HERE if it does not appear below.



A few of you wished to know about the Sanderling in yesterday's post that had coloured bands on its leg.  The Sanderling (Calidris Alba) in my photo is B6BWYW. (BTO internatonal ref would be LBBW,RBY,BF,W) It was ringed at Eastoke Hayling Island by Peter Potts on 18/9/2013 and have been seen and recorded several times after that.

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20 comments:

  1. oystercatchers are sharp dressers. :) happy new year, margaret!

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  2. Great post! Things have calmed down here so I can get to blogging again! Trying to catch up on your posts!

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  3. Hello Margaret, the oystercatchers are one of my favorite birds. The Sanderlings and Turnstone are cute peeps too. I wish you and your family all the best in the New Year . A Happy & healthy New Year 2015..

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  4. What an interesting group of birds all hanging out together. Love Turnstones. They can be such colorful characters. I really like your Wood Pigeon shot. Pretty cool! Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

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  5. Margaret, that's always nice to watch your wonderful pictures !
    Happy New Years !

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  6. Just beautiful. And what an incredible orange beak...

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  7. Lovely birds! Your oystercatchers are prettier than the black ones I posted!

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  8. Fabulous photos! Love the oystercatchers bright beaks and eyes! The video is great...what a busy little turnstone! :-)

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  9. A great beach day indeed. Happy birding in 2015!

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  10. The Oystercatchers are brilliant and impressive. Wishing you a wonderful New Year, with more good adventures than ever!

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  11. Great catche(r)s Margaret! Thank you for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful 2015

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  12. Love these bird shots! And the video as well. Happy New Year!

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  13. Those Oystercatchers have such fesiive beaks.

    Happy New Year!
    ~

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  14. Beautiful shots of lovely bird.

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  15. Great photos of these delightful birds Margaret. Happy New Year!

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  16. Beautiful series of images of the birds.
    Happy New Year, Margaret

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  17. My best wishes for 2015 with a lot luck, a good health and fun with photography.

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  18. What lovely close-ups. Do you have a great zoom on your camera or are you able to get pretty close to the birds? The one with the red beak is really cute.

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  19. The Oystercatchers' colors are so pretty and vibrant, I love the intense orange bills and red eyes, especially in the photo with one looking over the other's head, so they look like a single head with 2 large eyes. All the shorebirds are so fun to watch, the video is great of the turnstone fleeing with its catch. The Pied Wagtail is really a cute tiny bird!

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