This page is essentially a collection of Wading Birds photos with the vast majority being taken on the Fylde Coast of Lancashire. In Britain when think of Wading Birds we are generally taking about birds that wade on our shore lines an breed on our Moorlands. The Americans call these birds "Shore Birds" whih i thinks is a more apt description as other birds wade, such as Herons, Egrets, Storks etc.
The encyclopaedia Britannica defines a Shore Bird as "shorebird, any member of the suborder Charadrii (order Charadriiformes) that is commonly found on sea beaches or inland mudflats; in Britain they are called waders, or wading birds. Shorebirds include the avocet, courser, lapwing, oystercatcher, phalarope, plover, pratincole, sandpiper, and snipe "