This morning was greyish, low clouds covering the sun, but I was determined to try my new camera on the beach. Waves had brought in fresh seaweed that we often collect to make seaweed salad, and amongst the weed there were squid eggs. Last night we found a shark’s egg too.
A one-footed sooty oystercatcher was probing the sand hopefully, giving me time to focus my new camera and grab quite a nice snap!
Meanwhile I had noticed three red-capped plover running in fits and starts across the beach, first up high, then down low near the waves, then flying along and continuing their hectic stop-start rushing. They are tiny, and the same colour as the sand, so it was very difficult even to see them through my zoom lens. I managed a few photos, and to my surprise I did capture something.
Last summer some of these three might have been the minute babies we saw with their parent on the beach, the very day some young people screamed along the sand on their motorbikes …I ran into their path waving my arms and shouting at them…of course it is illegal but that does not deter some people. We did see the young again several times, so it is wonderful to to think these might them returning.
In between all this we enjoyed our walk, and I made a little progress in learning about my new camera. Starting the day as we meant to continue, living each moment!