Thursday, 14 July 2016

Martins, Swifts And An Update.

For the last week or so Black hole Marsh has seen hundreds of young sand martins passing through.   With them a few house martins and swifts.

There has been a little bit of wader movement on the wetlands over the last week with increasing numbers of the usual black tailed godwits, curlew and redshank.  I've seen up to 6 lapwing though there's probably more and a distant greenshank.  The 2 oyster catcher chicks are doing well though one is quite a bit bigger than the other.  Mediterranean gulls are being seen on the river and there have been up to 4 little ring plovers on Black Hole Marsh. 

There have been and still are plenty of common sandpipers.

The shelduck have done well with plenty of young some of which are still quite small unlike these 2

And finally a not very good picture of 2 distant dunlin on the marsh today.

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