Posted by: mynaturaldiary | January 3, 2017

Sanderlings at Saltburn

On the beach at Saltburn, the tide was on the turn.

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(see video here).

The Black headed Gulls search the shoreline for scraps, hoping for chips from the people on the pier.

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Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)

Sanderling also cover the beach, although since they are small, they are easy to miss.

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They scurry over the beach, restless walkers, following the tide in and out as it slowly retreats, then advances.

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Sanderling (Calidris alba)

I love their reflection from the water on the beach.

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Saltburn cliffs  merge into the slate grey in the light.

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(See video here)


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