I have not seen Sanderlings down at Titchfield Haven for some time and if you follow my post you will recall my pictures of these skittish little waders. Today I spotted 3 birds down on the tide line. The sun was behind them so I could not get a clear view but I was able to sneak up fairly close on the other side of them to take some pictures.
Since I had last seen these birds they have changed from their very white winter colours to their summer plumage. See link above for one of my winter Sanderling posts.
The waders were quite happy with me getting close enough to take some pictures. I sat down on a rock and the birds came in closer to me.Two of the birds where darker brown and I think these were males and the lighter bird a female .