Waders Spectacular at RSPB Nature Reserve – Snettisham
For more information, see www.rspb.org.uk/snettisham
Knots form the shape of a bird, as they take to the air during the incoming tide, at the RSPB’s Snettisham Nature Reserve, on October 12, 2010 in Snettisham, United Kingdom. The reserve lies on the edge of ‘The Wash’, one of the most important bird estuaries in the UK, supporting more than 300,000 birds. High tides force thousands of Geese and other waders including Knot, Oystercatchers, Avocet and Grey Plover to take flight, and advance up the mud flats in search of food.
(October 11, 2010 – Source: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Europe)