summer’s end

October 12, 2010

in Birds, guestsMM, Landscapes

Bare Feet in Wet Sand   |   Mesmerising Moments

Perhaps the last hot day of the year and my bare feet sunk lazily into the soft sand of Walney Island.

The September sun baked my back as I stood staring to the faint image of the Isle of Man on the horizon.

Crystal waves lapped toward and finally spilled into my foot-holes, chilling my skin: a reminder of the winter soon to come.

Along the shore, four juvenile turnstone scuttled, picking a morsel here and there, flitting briefly into the air and flashing their bright white wing markings.

I closed my eyes to listen to a redshank vociferously skimming the waves. I breathed the salt air and I was mesmerised.

Today’s photo and Mesmerising Moment is by Jenny HoldenSpecies Reintroduction Consultant and freelance writer. Liking nothing more than being outdoors, Jenny is a certified “wildlife addict and novice shepherd”.

You can read more from Jenny on her blog – Wandering Gecko.

Find out more about the habits and distribution of Redshanks (Tringa totanus) and Turnstones (Arenaria interpres) on the RSPB website.

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