Many thanks indeed for all your very kind comments on my upload of a couple of Oystercatchers preparing to fight. Especially so to Brian65 for his very much appreciated user award.
Today a pic of a black tailed godwit. It's got a bit of a dirty bill from poking around in the mud. A lot of wading birds suffer from the same problem, to the extent that I was considering doing a series of photos entitled Dirty Birds, but then I thought that due to the title it might be tagged up as adult content and I wouldn't be able to see it!! So I've scrapped that idea for the time being!