Sunday, 3 April 2016

More passage birds around the Axe Patch

The favourable winds did indeed push in some new birds today, as anticipated!
A check of Seaton Marshes at first light yielded nothing of particular interest other than a pair of Kestrels mating and the lingering Glossy Ibis. A family of recently hatched Mallard Ducklings was also nice to see.

General news:
- Tim Wright picked up a Marsh Harrier yesterday evening which was still present this morning
- Phil Abbott found a Ring Ouzel at Beer Cemetery Fields
- I heard a Whimbrel on the estuary so hurried down to Tower Hide and sure enough there were 3
- Tim Wright had a Sandwich Tern grounded from Tower Hide late afternoon

The next couple of days should give some more new arrivals too so watch this space...

The aforementioned 3 Whimbrel

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