Wednesday, 27 July 2016

MARSH HARRIER - Wading in the River Axe... (and Wood Sand)

A Wood Sandpiper was new in on Tuesday morning - found by Sue Smith. I couldn't get down to see it for a while as I was on a Conference Call (work), but in the end it stayed on Black Hole Marsh all day. I popped down in the evening and had some decent counts so more birds gradually trickled in during the day:

1 Wood Sandpiper
6 Common Sandpiper
19 Dunlin
4 Whimbrel
54 Curlew
1 Marsh Harrier

In the evening, the Marsh Harrier spent 10 minutes out on the mud (estuary) which was very interesting to watch - it did some wading, bathing & drinking. It also did a fly-by near Tower Hide so here's a few pics:

This Kingfisher also performed well at dusk. Great to watch but difficult to photograph after Sunset:

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