My name is Keith and I am a waderholic..!

Posted on 31 January 2011, 19:42

On the basis that I haven’t done St Mary’s in a long while (it’s hard to bring myself to visit the place these days given the likelihood that my day will be ruined by some tool or other letting his dog run riot and scare every bird for miles) I thought I’d bite the bullet: I’ve sometimes been lucky when I’ve visited during the week, and had the place more or less to myself – I hoped that I might be lucky again today.

I was!

For a change the beach was clean and flat: I’ve been there sometimes when the piles of kelp dumped onto the beach after a big tide or a storm have been taller than me, which is very interesting and all, but not exactly photogenic.

And the final part of the puzzle – beautiful Winter sunshine.

I was only there for a couple of hours, but in that time the local Sanderling and Turnstones decided to be very co-operative and confiding, and I “made some images” that I’m very happy with – including what I think is my favourite Turnstone image so far…


Turnstone, St Mary’s Whitley Bay


Sanderling, St Mary’s Whitley Bay


Turnstone, St Mary’s Whitley Bay


Sanderling, St Mary’s Whitley Bay


Sanderling, St Mary’s Whitley Bay


Turnstone, St Mary’s Whitley Bay


Sanderling, St Mary’s Whitley Bay



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