across the Ribble Estuary from Lytham
Sometimes you can’t see Southport
You could today
The light created interesting hues, shapes, and atmosphere,
offering snapshot opportunities
Rain’s forecast for tomorrow
will disappear into the murk
Tractor waiting for cockler’s return
I admire professional wildlife photographers
Every feather, every whisker pin sharp
My efforts are snapshots
Merely snapping a shot
Hoping it will be recognisable
I’m happy with today’s subjects!
Ringed plovers and dunlin
Dunlin & interloper
The one’s that didn’t materialise – a wheatear, a little brown mottled thing I couldn’t identify, linnets too far away and too fast to capture, and the scratchy tones of, possibly, a whitethroat skulking in the shrubbery that refused to show itself. Another time maybe?
The other great find was this – to add to my collection of beach treasures. It didn’t flinch an inch!
Not wildlife. Just wild!