Posted by: mynaturaldiary | April 17, 2014

Swallows over South Gare

A trip to South Gare at low tide brings a returning visitor. The Swallows have come for the summer.

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Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

On the breakwater are red billed piebald Oystercatchers.

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Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)

And at their feet, small Sanderlings.

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Sanderling (Calidris alba)

The beach shows wonderful patterns.

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And a great interaction between the surf and buried creatures, such as worms and bivalves.

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The worm holes bubble as the sea passes over.

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The waves advance and retreat.

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And the sea seeps into the sand.

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It pushes the seaweed up the beach, bringing nutrients.

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The tide ebbs.

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The waders wait for us to depart. We interrupted their feeding by walking on their beach.

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Out at sea, the freighters wait for the tide before entering Teesport, and the stevedores begin their busy jobs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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