Wading birds have always been something of a bogey bird type for me - I've only ever managed some dodgy distance record shots, and not something I'd be showing to clients or publishing widely. I'm lucky to have close family living near Strangford Lough, a rich a varied wildlife hotspot in Northern Ireland. It was time to go for a wee visit!
I was straight into the photography action on arrival - the shoreline is easily accessible and I was greeted with redshank, curlew, oystercatcher and herons. 100yrds further down the shore was a small collection of very accommodating turnstones.
We even ran into an otter on his way back in around the inlet of the Net Walk.
Back on my home patch on the southern shore of Lough Neagh, I was lucky enough to come across a common snipe, which is not so common for me, or the area.
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Photographic adventures from from behind the DGPix Wildlife & Nature Photography lens!