So much to see today on and around the Axe, and thanks to Karen, the main highlight was an osprey moving on after a few passes up the river. This afternoon there were 9 little ring plovers on Black Hole marsh and luckily 2 came quite close for not only was the light worse than this morning but it was also much colder. The female merganser remained on the river while Seaton marshes was full of chiffchaffs searching for food. Probably wish they had not come back yet! There were also plenty of meadow pipits, 2 very smart male wheatears, a few pied wagtails, 3 sand martins and a swallow.
|Little ring plover|
|Red breasted merganser|