We had stayed the night in Bridlington courtesy of a Groupon offer that Leigh had found so this morning we were down at a very, very cold Harbour to have a look at the waders. A few Turnstone were feeding on the harbour walls.
Delightful as the Turnstone is the bird we’d come to see was Purple Sandpiper. At least 50 were happily feeding at the bottom of a vert slippery slip-way and if they had a sense of humour they’d have been desperate for a fat photographer to slip-up. At least one bird was ringed so we’ll see if we can find out where.
Other waders included Knot and Dunlin… shame the light wasn’t better as they were all really tame.