Monday, July 20, 2009

Sea shells and egg shells on the sea shore

On the storm line, high above the normal high water mark, on Ardwall Island I found a huge bank of shells.

It was really quite a remarkable sight.

As I returned to the beach I noticed this oystercatcher's nest hidden in a clump of thrift.

The eggs looked so beautiful nestling there beside some mussel shells. I moved quickly but carefully away so that I did not disturb the birds or tread on any other eggs.