The following photographs were all taken on the Norfolk (England) coast and feature some of the wading birds that use The Wash estuary and surrounding areas. The Wash is designated as a Special Protection Area due to its importance as a breeding, wintering and passage site for numerous species of birds, including many waders.
Some of the birds are wearing metal rings, or colour marks (rings or flags). These were fitted by the Wash Wader Ringing Group. More information about the Group and the ringing that they do can be found on their website.
The photographs, in order of appearance show:
- Flock of Knot Calidris canutus at Snettisham Pits RSPB reserve
- Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica (three images)
- Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa (one image)
- Turnstone Arenaria interpres (five images)
- Sanderling Calidris alba (two images)
- Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus (three images)
- Redshank Tringa totanus (four images)
- Knot Calidris canutus (three images)
- Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola (one image)
- Groups of waders