A trip out to Rhossili for me this afternoon. Crossing the causeway to Worm's Head, I came across a small flock of Turnstones scuttling along the shoreline. In amongst them, were a couple of the rarer Purple Sandpipers. As usual with this species, they were pretty approachable, allowing a few shots in the (even rarer!) sunshine:
I then headed across to the tidal island of Worm's Head, where I spent a couple of hours watching and photographing the many Grey Seals drifting offshore there. Returning towards dry land, I saw at least ten Purple Sandpipers feeding with larger numbers of Turnstones. I was able to capture this shot in the last rays of the sun:
And this one after the sun had gone down (amazing the difference the sun makes to the apparant plumage colour):
I went for a walk round at Caswell Bay in late afternoon. This was the scene that greeted me:
After a stroll around in nearby Bishop's Wood, I returned to the beach as darkness fell:
I had been hoping for a nice sunset, but instead I had to make do with a few long-exposure shots of the blue dusk:
These two shots were the longest exposures of all, which allowed the nearby tungsten lights to register on the sensor, and add their own hues to the scene:
It was strangely therapeutic standing virtually alone on the sand in near darkness, with only the sounds of the waves and wind for company, and nice to have a brief respite from the constant clamour and haste of modernity!