Thursday, 21 April 2011

Spring Cleaning! Northern Ireland Winter Wader Special!

An absolute treat for you today. Ive been hoarding most of these for weeks but its time for a spring cleanout. Many thanks to the photographers for some stunning photographs of some of our most exciting winter visitors. In no particular order just the way they were saved in the file. I will do a winter gull photo special tomorrow, there will be 3000 photographs in that posting!


Ringed Plover or Semipalmated Plover we don't know but what we do know is that its a stunning photo. Photo Ian Dickey


Ringed Plovers in flight by Ian Dickey

Purple Sandpiper by Ian Dickey



Surfbirds, the first Northern Ireland record. Ian Dickey






Could be another Surfbird or maybe a Turnstone Ian Dickey



Golden Plovers by Ian Dickey



Goldy Alone by Ian Dickey



A herd of Gloden Plover by Ian Dickey


Bar Tailed Godwits and 3 Black Tailed Godwits (at least thats what i think they are) Ian Dickey



Bar Tailed Godwits and Short Billed Godwits by Ian Dickey



Northern Irelands first flock of Western Sandpipers.By Ian Dickey



Take your pick but there is definately a Franklins Gull in there.By Ian Dickey



The worlds last Slender Billed Curlew by Ian Dickey


Black Tailed Godwit, pretty thing isn't it. By Ian Dickey



Who said Nightjars are extinct in Northern Ireland? Ian Dickey



Problems at the breakdown by Ian Dickey


Barwits by Ian Dickey



Nowits by Ian Dickey



Whimberal by Ian Dickey



Terek Sandpiper by Ronald Surgenor


Turnstone by Geoff Campbell



Don't know what this is but its from South Africa, check the national colours on its legs. Geoff Campbell

Stilt Sandpiper by Geoff Campbell


Check all Geoffs photos at gcampbellphoto.co.uk

Special thanks to the photogrpahers, i hope i got all the names right!