Nooks and crannies

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Cool wind blowing, but nice enough for a walk along the beach by Fairhaven Lake.

Reed buntings in full song; wheatears flitting in and out of the dunes; lots of unidentifiable little brown speckly birds, egrets, herons, swifts and swallows.  Hopeless snapshots though, as all potential subjects move too fast!

Colourful plant life in the dunes becomes the snapshot project of the day.  Plants don’t move about quite as quickly as bird life, unless there’s a vigorous sea breeze blowing.

Nooks and Crannies

I know this one – Thrift

It’s amazing how many tiny plants thrive in the nooks and crannies of the concrete sea defences.  But, for me, like those brown speckly birds,  wildflowers are impossible to identify, even with the help of my Collins Complete British Wildlife Photoguide.  Navelwort, Biting Stonecrop, Common Bird’s-Foot-Trefoil, Mouse-Ear Hawkweed – a flower-fest of wonderful names.

 

Nooks and Crannies

Purple Saxifrage?

 

 

Whatever they are, they look lovely!

 

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One thought on “Nooks and crannies

  1. They are beautiful, but like you I am clueless about these ones sorry. I have noticed the last week has really sprung with colourful flowers. 🙂

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