Posted by: mynaturaldiary | January 30, 2016

South Gare and sand

A trip to South Gare to collect some special coal sand for a friend. With the sand sample secured, the entrance to Teesmouth is marked by a rocky promontory which juts out into the North Sea. this is covered by Oystercatchers, the sea magpies.

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Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)

These beautiful birds form a contrast to the wind farm out at sea.


The birds fly along the rocky outcrop in search of food.


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They land back down on the shore, along with their neighbours.

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Neighbourliness can get quite crowded at times.

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You can see a few birds probing the sands for worms with their orange bills.

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Let’s leave them, with one last image that marries the works and man and nature.


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