Theres always one or more instances on a seaside holiday where you don't have to go to the wildlife, it comes to you. Usually lunchtime and no longer had we found a comfortable rock to plonk ourselves on and the sandwich box had opened, we were joined by a Lesser black-backed Gull. Turns out they quite like flakey pastry and a more than willing to allow you to photography them.
|Lesser black-backed Gull|
Another lunchtime rock visitor was the male Wheatear, who flew and landed feet away causing me to almost drop my sarnie and grab the camera quick, it proved quicker and I sat pondering a missed opportunity. Having spent a weekend in Shropshire earlier in the year see but missing out on photographing these corking migrants, I thought I had blown another opportunity, luckily 20 metres down the path, he was posing atop a lichen covered rock for me.
Along with the Oystercatchers, another wading bird seemed to pick the middle of the Island as a good nest spot. The Curlew, several pairs could be seen in amongst the rabbit burrows. And one lone bird circled several times above our heads. A singing Wren paused long enough near the footpath enabling me to grab a shot.
|Wren in full song|