Sunday 7 April 2013

Round the Axe, a missed dinner and something different

Thursday morning 2 of the now 3 grey plovers that have been present on the Axe, were in front of the platform at Coronation Corner, along with 2 ring plovers and a sandwich tern.  The sun shone but the wind was cold making for just a short trip out and about.

Grey plover

Ring plovers

Sandwich tern

Later in the afternoon on Black hole marsh there were 2 green sandpipers one of which continues to pose nicely for photos

Green sandpiper
 and the little egret was catching plenty of fish

Little egret
 There were 4 white wagtails reasonably close

White wagtail
 and this snipe seems to be appearing regularly when the sun shines at the moment

 There are plenty of pied wagtails about

Pied wagtail
and still a few little ring plovers

Little ring plover
Could not resist these I'm afraid (and no they are not the missed dinner)

Yesterday it was nice to see a kestrel back over Black hole marsh again

 and there were plenty of quarrelsome black tailed godwits scattered about 

Black tailed godwit
 and still some beautiful teal looking stunning in the sunlight

A lone redshank deserved a photo

While I was there a pair of gadwall flew in and the male pintail appeared to have the company of 2 females


Gadwall, pintail and shellduck
More pied wagtails

Pied wagtail

Pied wagtail
 Now here is the missed dinner part  of the title - just a shame it was rather distant.
Rabbit totally unaware of fox

Still seems to be unaware as something startles the fox

but then a hasty exit which meant while the fox hesitated dinner was gone

And finally the something different was off patch - these 3 beauties were at Darts farm yesterday and looked stunning in the morning sun.

Bar headed geese

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