Hello readers I hope you all had a great Christmas and ready to burn of all those mince pies with a bit of birding. It is a family tradition to go to Southend on boxing day so for me it was taking some shots of the turnstones and sanderlings on the beach. Normally we take a stroll along the pier but due to engineering works to is out of use. I only took a few snaps but I hope you enjoy looking at them.
Sorry for the lack of information recently but other events got in the way but we are back in full spirit. Today I went to leigh on sea near southend really just to see the turnstones. These are fantastic small birds that run so fast with there tiny little legs. I took full benefit of the weather trying to use the blue sky as a back drop were possible. I had a close in counter with a sanderling too which in some case came too close to focus.
I really enjoyed and would recommend on a nice afternoon/morning taking a trip that way. But make sure you take the thermals as it can be could in some parts.