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Turnstones at Brighton Beach

Finally some beautiful winter sunshine. Sure it’s cold, but dry, clear days like today are perfect. And I was lucky enough to be down at Brighton seafront at lunchtime. I wandered down to the east of Brighton Pier.

Brighton Pier

Brighton Pier

It was quiet there and I spotted a small group of turnstones enjoying the sun. They were very relaxed, mainly ignoring the occasional passer-by.

Turnstones at Brighton Beach

Turnstones at Brighton Beach

Turnstones at Brighton Beach

Turnstones at Brighton Beach

Turnstones at Brighton Beach

Turnstones at Brighton Beach

Eventually they made a move and headed off to better feeding grounds along the coast. They were a delight to see, and so unexpected.

Turnstones at Brighton Beach

Turnstones in flight along the coast

The final shot today is the remains of the Brighton Wheel. The visitor capsules have been removed, and presumably the main structure will soon be coming down. A great shame. The wheel was a great populist attraction, quite unlike the corporate monolith going up further along at the West Pier site.

The Brighton Wheel after the viewing buggies had been removed.

The Brighton Wheel after the viewing buggies had been removed.

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF70-300mm 4.5-5.6 DO IS lens.

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