Just back from a week's holiday in Northumberland in a lovely cottage just ten feet from the beach.
I was particularly delighted to see eider swimming in the bay. Their local name, Cuddy ducks, is in honour of Saint Cuthbert of Northumberland, who is reputed to have had a soft spot for them. We visited Cuthbert's grave in Durham Cathedral during our break.
We also spotted some whooper swans.
… but my best shots of the holiday were undoubtedly of sanderlings:
You can see all of my holiday snaps here.