Wednesday 30 May 2012

A wonderful day for swallows

Spent most of yesterday afternoon trying to photograph shellduck ducklings (yet again) but mostly only saw tail ends swimming away in the distance!  However these beauties more than made up for them.

The then there were lots of these. 

Wednesday 23 May 2012

Curlew sand piper

Am a bit behind am afraid so apart from this curlew sandpiper taken late this afternoon on Black hole marsh there are also a few of the 17 dunlin from monday and a distant sanderling from the river 6 days ago.   Also our goslings continue to grow at great speed as each day passes.

Saturday 12 May 2012

Sun at last

Black Hole Marsh was fairly quiet this morning though there were 18 mute swans; lots of singing sedge and reed warblers, a male reed bunting and 2 wheatears.

Not much on Seaton Marshes early this afternoon either apart from one wheatear, 20 housemartins and 5 swallows and a very good parent blackbird.

Saturday 5 May 2012

A dull day but not round the Axe Estuary

Large numbers of martins and swallows over Black Hole Marsh again today.  Also present a beautiful summer plumaged bar tailed godwit, 3 little ring plovers, lots of sedge, a few reed warblers and a whitethroat.  On the river from the tower hide were the 4 grey plovers; 6 dunlin, 31 whimbrel, a greenshank and 2 bar tailed godwits.

Sorry grey plovers were a bit distant!

Thursday 3 May 2012

Grey plover

Grey plover on Seaton beach this evening along with 3 ring plovers and 4 dunlin.