Tuesday, February 12, 2013


I spent an hour or so a few days ago chasing Turnstones around on Swansea beach. It was slightly frustrating, as most of the small group seemed to spend most of the time semi-hidden from me behind stones:

Eventually, I managed to catch a few out in the open, and obtain a few reasonable shots:

I wish I'd had my video camera to capture this one splashing around:

My favourite shot was probably the last one I took:

There was also a group of four Redshanks lurking nearby, but they cunningly remained just out of camera range.


  1. Very good pictures Jeremy.....light and colors are nice.

  2. They are brilliant, Jeremy, just beautiful.

  3. Amazing light , nice soft focus and exquisite detail Jeremy..beautiful!!

  4. Wonderful photos. This bird is so nice.
    Great job!
    From Hilda

  5. Hi Jeremy,

    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog...I am definitely going to get that book! It is refreshing to know that I am not alone.
    By the way, I just, added to to the list of blogs I follow on my page. I only started doing my blog list in the last couple of months and I absolutely love your photos and decided that I wanted you to be on my list of blogs I follow.
    Your photos are brilliant, thank you so much for sharing and I look forward to seeing many more as often as you can.

  6. Great shots of wonderful but frustrating little birds.

  7. Amazing photos of this special bird. Lovely and wonderful. Great !

  8. Very nice shots, it was well worth the time spent!
    I am surprise you didn't try to take a video with your camera. The quality is quite good usually.
    I have noticed they like to bathe regularly.
    Well done!

  9. Thank you for your comments. Noushka, my Canon 40D doesn't take videos, which is why I didn't take any video footage!

  10. I have no favourite picture. I like all. I think it's diffcult to see one bird because of all is in the same colour. Fantastic shots, dear Jeremy!

  11. you're kinda spy!))))
    great work~

    Have a great St.Valentine's Day!

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

  12. Excellent Blog Jeremy, I like ! I am very pleased to add you to my read list !

  13. Here you have taken a great series of Turnstones, a nice bird that does not come to us before spring. Exciting and nice blog you have with a lot of good shots.


  14. Some great shots Jermey. I can sympathise with you on them hiding behind rocks as I've been there many times myself.

  15. Very good photos of these wonderfull bird, turnstone!

    And I agree that the last one was the best.

    Have a nice sunday!


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  17. Spectacular pictures Jeremy Inglis The time patience and knowledge needed to photograph Turnstones in such detail, is indeed praiseworthy.
    Aida Birch