A whole mess of life. Annelid worms, molluscs, bi-valves, crustaceans, thickets of seaweed, wrecks of shells, shattered, outgrown and discarded or pecked through. All heaped on mud, coarse sand and sandstone reef.
Across it stalks a Redshank. Legs brilliant orange in the winter sunshine.
Around this fucus world plods an Oystercatcher. Beak brilliant orange in the winter sunshine.
Tringa totanus, Haematopus ostralegus Fucus serratus Fucus vesiculosus et al.