Tuesday 28 August 2012

Lots to see at Black Hole Marsh

Apart from the usual dunlin, ring plovers, black tailed godwits, green and common sandpipers, greenshank, redshank and the spotted redshank to name but a few today was a little different. 
There was a kittiwake lying low amongst the grass which was a bit worrying, though it did eventually fly but not too far.  Late afternoon it was still present on an island amongst the black headed gulls.  Hopefully it was just exhausted from yesterdays weather and will soon recover.  This afternoons pictures are at the end.

2 of the 3 ruff

The knot

and more kittiwake pictures

Sunday 26 August 2012

Snipe and turnstone

Plenty to see at Black hole marsh this weekend including 2 snipe earlier today

Plenty of dunlin

ring plovers

and 3 lapwing

Yesterday there was a distant turnstone

and still plenty of green sandpipers

Spotted redshank still present but distant.

Tuesday 21 August 2012

Spotted redshank, wheatears and more

The spotted reshank posed close to the hide this morning so had lots of pictures like this

and could not resist this little egret standing so patiently

Yesterday morning Seaton marshes had 3 wheatears with another one on Black hole marsh

The antics of this robin amused for a good 10minutes bobbing its head from side to side so had to photograph it!

These godwits, dunlin and water vole are from last week on Black hole marsh.

Thursday 2 August 2012

Wood sandpiper and others

The Wood sandpiper from this morning on Black Hole Marsh posing nicely for photos this morning

a lone greenshank

and yet again some dunlin from yesterday resting peacefully

Though not for long