I'm so lucky to live across the road from such a wonderful area of wetlands although I didn't feel quite so lucky this morning when I got soaking wet in the rain. Despite that there was plenty to see with the 2 little stints still being present, along with the ruff and the knot. This afternoon Tim Wright found a turnstone so gave me a good excuse to return. Not that I need much excuse.
Here are 3 favourites on Black Hole Marsh this afternoon. A little ring plover and a little stint being dwarfed by a black tailed godwit.
The turnstone deserved a photo though its not particularly good
and the ruff spent a lot of time this morning in the company of 2 redshanks
Yesterday there was a lone greenshank on the Colyford Common scrape and 2 days ago on Seaton Marshes there were plenty of goldfinches along the path
Plenty of yellow wagtails
and this rather tame reed bunting on the footpath
The egrets have been squabbling regularly on the river
and here is a better picture of one of our magnificent black tailed godwits
And finally I have to say its great to see Steve (Axe Birding) having more time to get out and about and blogging again, and yes Steve your posts on gull id are interesting but they still either ALL look different or all the same. To me anyway.