After the excitement of the baird's life on Black Hole Marsh still continues with some wonderful birdlife. The mud is perfect at the moment and there were at least 7 ruffs present on the marshes and at least 2 wood sandpipers on Black Hole marsh. The usual dunlin and ring plovers have been present, along with green and common sandpipers and what follows are a few of the birds that have been present over the last 2 days.
A wood sandpiper in the early evening light.
One of the ruffs near the island hide
and a young oyster catcher flying in to join 14 other oyster catchers on the marsh at high tide. It still has not quite got those stunning coloured red eyes.
A beautiful sedge first seen by Tim Wright in the reeds just in front of the island hide
and one of quite a few lapwing
A water rail in a hurry across from the Tower hide
and a herring gull with lunch
Finally a couple of ring plover pictures. Always nice.