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Green Sandpiper, Porth Hellick Pool, St. Marys, Isles of Scilly August 2006
Black-tailed Godwits, Two Tree Island Lagoon, Essex - 6th February 2008
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Avocets - Two Tree Island, Essex 16th April 2011 & 13th May 2012 (below)
Early morning is a good time to get perfectly lit and reflective images of Avocets in spring

Little Stint, Titchwell, Norfolk - 6th October 2007
A confiding group of stints were close to the footpath at the reserve.
Turnstone, Porth Killier Beach, St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly May 2010
In summer plumage this engaging species is truly stunning.
Turnstone, Southend Pier, Essex 19th January 2014
A regular and fairly large roost of Turnstones can be found at the pier head over high tide during the winter with numerous birds being extremely confiding
Curlew, Fair Isle, September 2014
Fine opportunity to photograph a Curlew in flight in great light, this bird flew past Quoy of Fair Isle
Oystercatcher - Buness October 2015
Birding a place like Fair Isle it is often easy to forget about the commoner species. This Oystercatcher was present for some weeks either outside the Obs or on Buness so with nice light I decided to add it to me list of photographed birds, I've not previously had any really acceptable Oystercatcher images
Green Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper
Black-tailed Godwit
Little Stint
Purple Sandpiper
Common Snipe
Golden Plover
Ringed Plover
Little Ringed Plover
Jack Snipe
Turnstone, South Haven, Fair Isle - May 2016
Whilst Essex gets large winter gatherings of Turnstone, especially at Southend Pier, we don't often get close up views of summer/breeding plumaged birds such as those photographed in late May on Fair Isle. Real stunners.
Wood Sandpiper, Da Water, Fair Isle - May 2016
Whilst the Southend area of South Essex often get plenty of waders there's no where we can get really close to them so places like Fair Isle offer sometime outstanding opportunities for some species. This Wood Sandpiper was totally unconcerned by my presence and performed very well indeed.
Oystercatcher - Skadan, Fair Isle - May 2016
Far more Oystercatchers around in the spring than in autumn on the island
Whimbrel, Hoini, Fair Isle - May 2016
Seemed a bit out of place seeing migrant Whimbrel out on cliff tops on the western side of Fair Isle. Bit of a heat haze prevented sharp images
Black-tailed Godwits, Meoness and South Harbour, Fair Isle - May 2016
A couple of stunning summer plumaged Blackwits lingered around the south of the island for a few days and often showed well in the seaweed at low tide in south harbour.
Bar-tailed Godwit - River Roach, Essex 26th December 2016
This in-flight image clear demonstrates, when compared with the Black-tailed Godwits above the plumage characteristics: uniform wing (nor wing bar) and 'barred-tailed'.
Bar-tailed Godwit
Scarce Species

Dotterel, Peninnis Head, St. Marys, Scilly 10th October 2012
Dotterel, Gunners Park, Essex 20th September 2008
Dotterel, Wallasea Island, Essex 19th May 2014
Dotterel, Ward Hill, Fair Isle June 2014
Buff-breasted Sandpiper, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly September 2010
Buff-breasted Sandpiper, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly October 2010
Grey Phalarope, South Haven, Fair Isle, October 2014
Red-necked Phalarope, juvenile, Coopers Beach, East Mersea, Essex, 13th September 2008
Pectoral Sandpiper, Big Pool, St. Agnes Isles of Scilly October 2011
Pectoral Sandpiper, Tresco, Isles of Scilly September 2010
Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Peninnis Head, St. Marys Scilly 7th October 2012
Little Stint, juvenile, Skadan, Fair Isle, October 2017
A late passage bird for the island, wasn't overly confiding so mostly heavy cropped images
Oystercatcher - Buness, Fair Isle - May 2017
Several fly by Oicks at Buness presented a good in-flight photo op.
Avocets - Wallasea Island, Essex 17th June 2018
Wallasea now has a large population of nesting Avocets which very upset if you use the footpaths.
Stone Curlew, Bowers Marsh, Essex, August 2018A