I was still hesitant about posting the first two images. But I will explain why I've opted to post it in a moment...easy explanation for all the images it was to clear space off the hard drive and couldn't bring myself to pressing 'delete'.
Some time ago I mentioned the Little Ringed Plovers on the industrial estate I work on. Also how our county recorder really didn't want it publicised as such.
And rightly so. They're a schedule one species, not every birder nor photographer has restraint coupled with no physical restrictions like fences and wardens it would be likely they'd be disturbed or worse nest trampled.
Also and the main reason I've posted these now rather then store/delete and the reason I risked ridicule by ignoramus passing public was I knew these artificial mudflats would be built on soon.
Alas today whilst watching some Teal, Pipits and Wagtails on the flats there was a group of men pointing stuff out, measuring etc. So I went and had a word, apparently one (they're undecided which one) of the three flats is going to be started to built on in......spring. So in terms of recording the species in a special location it was worth it and the main reason I'm posting now, otherwise they wouldn't have seen the light of day....note the bricks in the images.
Sanderling flock, uncropped