Thursday, 20 April 2017
Tuesday evening I was pleased to see a Whinchat and 7 Wheatear in the ploughed field along Cownhayne lane at dusk. On Wednesday they were absent. At BHM it was fairly quiet but a Greenshank flew up the river. Also Common Sandpiper. On BHM a female Wheatear spent some time on an island whilst 6 Dunlin and 4 Ringed Plover loitered at low tide. At Seaton Marshes a couple of House Martin showed well and there were more over the town. A lone Common Scoter was diving beyond a cluster of Shelduck off Fisherman's Gap. And that's about it.
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
|Cattle Egret, Colyton, April 2017(Copyright T D Wright)|
Saturday, 15 April 2017
The Saga continues! At 17:55 (approx.) I picked up a flock of 7 egrets flying down the valley from Tower hide. As they got closer, I realised that they all had yellow bills. No sign of a black, long-billed Little in there. They gained height over Axmouth and disappeared behind some trees as they headed for the high ground of Axe Cliff/Dowlands area. Wonder if that's the last of them; or, maybe they were 7 from somewhere else? Anyway, 4 Whimbrel then flew up the estuary. Perhaps 3 of them were the same ones I'd seen earlier from Seaton Marshes hide. I also saw 2 Common Sands on BHM plus at least 8 Ringed Plover and a Dunlin. Along Cownhayne I saw 2 Wheatear on the ploughed field fence at lunchtime, then at dusk I found a massive flock of hirundines around Colyton WWTW. About 50 Swallow and 6 Sand Martin but no House that I could see. Does this constitute a Good Friday? Perhaps Could-be-worse Friday is more apt.
Thursday, 13 April 2017
Just a quick update to say that 2 Sandwich Terns were feeding close in off WestWalk at lunchtime today. Also 2 Swallows flew over the bowling club. Last evening, I had 2 Wheatears in the ploughed field along Cownhayne Lane plus a single Greylag on Bridge Marsh at dusk. Here's a picture of me feeling the worse for wear this morning after yesterday's cycling acrobatics...
As you can see, I landed on my face. Not a pretty sight but couldn't resist sharing this with you all. Back to the bird pics next time.
|Nasal Roadrash, 13/04/17 (Copyright T D Wright)|
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
|Wheatear, Seaton Marshes, April 2017(Copyright T D Wright)|
|Wheatear,Seaton Marshes, April 2017(Copyright T D Wright)|
|Spoonbills, BHM, 11/04/17 (Copyright T D Wright)|
|Spoonbills, BHM, 11/04/17(Copyright T D Wright)|
Saturday, 8 April 2017
|Greenshank, BHM, 07/04/17 (Copyright T D Wright)|
|L.R.P., BHM, 06/04/17 (Copyright T D Wright)|
|Little Ringed Plover, BHM, 06/04/17 (Copyright T D Wright)|