Wednesday 31 October 2012

Sunday 28 October 2012

A very interesting few days

The marsh harrier was very active this morning.  Shame the light was so poor for photos.
Missed it yesterday when the light was good.

This tufted duck landed in front of the tower hide

A swallow and 2 house martins fed briefly before heading off
2 redshanks tried to drown each other

and this crow had some poor creatures leg

8 dunlin were on the river opposite the tower hide

Nice to see lots of wigeon and teal back on the river

and this med gull was there yesterday afternoon

a water rail put in half an appearence on black hole marsh while it had a bath
a heron had an eel

Hoping for a fish!

and lastly this little chap sat patiently for an hour


Monday 22 October 2012

Kingfishers, stonechat and more

The light this afternoon was very poor so the kingfisher decided to pose with a fish!

Yesterday the light was far better.  Here is one a flock of 20+long tailed tits and one of many singing robins

Saturday morning started promising with the mist lifting just as I arrived only to come down again completely after 5 minutes.  Took this picture before the mist thickened.

The afternoon was much better and the kingfisher performed well .

This sparrowhawk was too close at Seaton marshes

and back on Black hole marsh could not resist this cormorant.  There was also beautiful stonechat, a little egret close on the river and an even better performance from the kingfisher.

Finally one of the grey plovers on Black hole marsh last week

Sunday 14 October 2012

After the Mist

Had to wait for the mist to clear from Black Hole Marsh this morning but was rewarded with the following so well worth the wait.

Greater spotted woodpecker

Greater spotted woodpecker

Blue tit




Sorry to be boring with the jays but have never been lucky with them before.  Shame about the shadows.  These were from yesterday


 This afternoon it was nice to see these in front of the Seaton hide.  Seems a long time since I saw them here last.

Black tailed godwit

Black tailed godwit

Common sandpiper
Back to yesterday on Black Hole Marsh and this pair was opposite the tower hide

Roe deer

Roe deer
 Today and yesterday morning I have never seen so many of these