Dunlin in the gales
I went down to Little Beach at Berwick upon Tweed this afternoon to take in the high tide at 3:00pm. There have been some waders about lately so I thought a trip down there would be in order.
The wind was very strong and according to the forecast gales of force eight and nine were blowing through and it certainly felt like it.
I got down to the beach have gotten wrapped up well to keep the cold at bay and made my way down to the tide-line. I noticed quite a few dunlin, a single sanderling and a couple of ringed plovers were directly in front of me and with a little bit of care I managed to get quite close to them.
I got down very low to the sand to get out of the wing and this gave me a better point of view on the birds. I was on the beach for a couple of hours and was quite amazed at just how much these little birds can take, they where being buffeted almost continuously by the very strong winds.