Redshank ..........maybe? by Sharon Perrett

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Taken Thursday 11-02-2010

Canon Powershot SX10 Is

Langstone Harbour, Hampshire, UK

It was a bright morning and for the first time in a few days there was some blue sky. However it was deceptive as a harsh cold wind blew and my poor fingers froze even with gloves on. I had pulled into the layby as the tide was high and the waders were quite close to shore, I spent ages watching and snapping the curlew and lapwings. The brent geese were noisy and kept flying back and forth. As the tide went out a large flock of redshanks or maybe godwits arrived, not sure which…………LOL perhaps someone can confirm when I upload a photo of them. However in between taking photos I left the car running with the heater on and every 5 to 10 minutes I had to sit in the car to thaw my fingers out. I paid the price this weekend as I have been suffering with my arthritis and my hands have been swollen and sore. So I shall just be uploading a couple tonight as they still hurt.

I have included a link to a couple of videos I made of my morning, if you watch them may I suggest muting the sound as the wind was really blowy. Please forgive them being a little shaky too only my hands were so cold and the wind was trying to blow my camera out of my hands.

Langstone Harbour 01


Langstone Harbour 02


landscape, nature, 005, video, 017, curlew, lapwing, youtube, hampshire, waders, redshank, greenshank, shazzer43, sharon perrett, hayling island, langstone harbour


  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture!

  • dougie1page2
    dougie1page2over 4 years ago

    blacktailed godwit?

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago

    Beautiful image – hope your hands are feeling much better! Amazing the lengths we go to in order to get great images. I’ve laid on my back in snowdrifts under trees, waded through slush with clogs on, and other not-so-smart things I won’t bore you with!

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 4 years ago

    lovely catch

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