A purple sandpiper resting between rocks, on a clear sunny day. These birds forage around our rocky shores and without a doubt have had a strenuous weekend battling storm Brian on the front line and I’m sure like us, will be looking forward to kinder atmospheric conditions.
The fastest living creature on earth, an undeniable demon for hunting on the wing. Peregrine falcons can reach extraordinary speeds of up to 240 mph whilst diving, that’s faster than a formula one car.
One of the most prominent birds on the nature reserve, always alert and attentive to any disturbance. A stonechat perched on its vantage point, accessing its surroundings, ready to raise the alarm if required.
An elegant bird in constant motion, darting here and there to pick up tiny insects. Pied wagtails almost constantly wag their tails, but no one is certain why they do. However, it is thought to be a behaviour developed for social signalling.