|VERY heavy crop here. Being mobbed and carrying a fish!|
More waders have been arriving here and others have remained so there were totals of 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover and singles of Knot, Whimbrel & Greenshank in the valley here. I've been making more of an effort looking away from the normal areas over the last week or so in the hope of finding something different but this has been pretty unsuccessful thus far. Looking over Seaton Marshes, Coly Common and parts of Colyton & Musbury most days has yielded nothing new but a few hirundines, Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers. Black Hole Marsh certainly seems to be the hotspot for new arrivals at the moment. Hopefully the forecasted cloud for next week will help drop some passerines in; the hedges have been disappointingly quiet so far in terms of uncommon species.
Here's a few more photos from today:
|Awful light but I quite like the way the birds are positioned. 3 Heron species!|
|All 6 Cattle Egrets|
|Peregrine over the house|
|Summer plumage Black-tailed Godwit|
|(Nearly) summer plumage Bar-tailed Godwit|