Some more photographs of the Sanderling on Meon Shore. These were taken on the 3rd December. My aim was to catch the sea spray crashing onto the beach and showering them. These little birds rush down to the water’s edge between waves to catch their lunch often little sand hoppers.
Waiting for the wave!
I always feel these little birds are tough little fellows. If I was the same height as a Sanderling the waves would be over twice my height I do not think I would have the nerve to stand at the water’s edge as they do! I also know how long it takes me to drive to Scotland from here on the south coast but how do these little birds fly past Scotland up to the Arctic tundra to breed each year?