Tuesday, 16 February 2021


The cold weather provided photo opportunities for Michael Thorley at Coopers Beach on Saturday 13th. As the tide ebbed in the afternoon and the foreshore was uncovered, the waders gathered close in during a strong icy wind. This golden plover photographed by Michael was one of 50+ seen.

Golden plover at Coopers Beach

Golden plover
Five grey plover were seen by Michael at Coopers Beach.

Grey plover

Grey plover

Bar-tailed godwit seen at Coopers Beach. Two black-tailed godwits were feeding in the dyke.

A Mediterranean gull and curlew at Coopers Beach.

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