Monday 4 December 2017

Life on Seaton Wetlands

Hard to believe my last post was end of August.  I now have faster broadband so will try and get back into the habit of posting more often.  I do post on twitter most days for those interested.  Today Ian M found 2 sleeping golden plovers on Black Hole Marsh which was different and both remained asleep until being spooked and landing further away where they then promptly went back to sleep!

On a flat calm sea this afternoon was a lone great crested grebe close in until chased out by a dog.  Not much of a picture as only had smaller camera with a wide angle lens attached but shows how calm the sea was

Locally we have regularly been enjoying the large numbers of hawfinches present in Shute churchyard.  Up to 25 have been seen though I personally have only seen a maximum of 6 

Kingfishers continue to show well occasionally though as usual a matter of being in the right place at the right time

Water rails are also showing well in various areas

Buzzards are regular of course

 and also plenty of stonechats particularly on Colyford Common

A few trips to Radipole Lake Weymouth produced many bearded tit sightings this autumn 

Seaton Marshes has had plenty of meadow pipits

And finally taken last March from a Stuart Line winter birdwatching cruise.  Love the lone dunlin.  A great 3 hours on the River Exe if any of you have never been.  I'm certainly looking forward to this winters trip.