Thursday morning 2 of the now 3 grey plovers that have been present on the Axe, were in front of the platform at Coronation Corner, along with 2 ring plovers and a sandwich tern. The sun shone but the wind was cold making for just a short trip out and about.
Later in the afternoon on Black hole marsh there were 2 green sandpipers one of which continues to pose nicely for photos
and the little egret was catching plenty of fish
There were 4 white wagtails reasonably close
and this snipe seems to be appearing regularly when the sun shines at the moment
There are plenty of pied wagtails about
and still a few little ring plovers
|Little ring plover|
Could not resist these I'm afraid (and no they are not the missed dinner)
Yesterday it was nice to see a kestrel back over Black hole marsh again
and there were plenty of quarrelsome black tailed godwits scattered about
|Black tailed godwit|
and still some beautiful teal looking stunning in the sunlight
A lone redshank deserved a photo
While I was there a pair of gadwall flew in and the male pintail appeared to have the company of 2 females
|Gadwall, pintail and shellduck|
More pied wagtails
Now here is the missed dinner part of the title - just a shame it was rather distant.
Rabbit totally unaware of fox
Still seems to be unaware as something startles the fox
but then a hasty exit which meant while the fox hesitated dinner was gone
And finally the something different was off patch - these 3 beauties were at Darts farm yesterday and looked stunning in the morning sun.
|Bar headed geese|