Week 37; 13 September 2020 - Abu Hassania
It had been a stressful day, so I decided to head to my local beach to enjoy the sunset and coincidentally I arrived on the outgoing tide.
Although it was quite busy with many others who had the same idea as me, enjoy the sunset, not stressed by work. I did manage to find an area where the waders were feeding undisturbed on the inter-tidal flats exposed by the outgoing tide.
I plonked myself down on a rock and enjoyed the antics and interaction between this small mixed group of small waders, not quite eye-level, but pretty close. Sanderling were the most prolific
|Sanderling (Calidris alba)|
Followed by Common Ringed Plover
|Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)|
and Kentish Plover which is a breeding resident
|Kentish Plover (Anarhynchus alexandrinus)|
Surprisingly, there were very few Greater Sand Plover's
|Greater Sand Plover (Anarhynchus leschenaultii)|
and only one Dunlin
|Dunlin (Calidris alpina)|
Walking further down the beach, a Common Kingfisher was a surprise find to end an enjoyable 90-minutes me time..
|Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)|