If it's Saturday then another trip to the coast in search of passage waders as there are non other than an unseen calling Greenshank on my patch.
I spent an hour in the Ponteland hide watching Redshank, Greenshank and Common Sandpiper in intermittent sunshine being joined by BL and SC a fellow photographer minus his camera which, along with his bins and car keys, he had just locked in his car.
The RAC had estimated an hour to come and help him but after that time came and went they were estimating a further three hours with no guarentee of getting into the said vehicle so it was a quick detour to pick up his spare set of keys, returning at high tide for a few shots of Sanderling on the beach.
sad old loner totally p****d off with life, work and modern society hence the propensity to head off into the wilds to escape.
Photos taken with Canon 500D and (from 14.06.13) Tamron 70-300 zoom following the demise of my Canon zoom.