Saturday, 19 January 2019

Count the Lapwing!

Just for a bit of fun...

Clicking 'full screen' (the disjointed square that appears in the bottom right hand corner once you've pressed play) will help a lot ...




Tweet me or leave a comment with your estimate. Photo taken today at Black Hole Marsh.


Sunday, 13 January 2019

Lyme Regis

An enjoyable family wander around Lyme Regis this afternoon revealed the lingering immature drake Eider distantly off the Cobb...



And 13 Purple Sandpiper feeding along the shoreline off the eastern end of the sea front...



Just a pity the sun wasn't out!


Friday, 11 January 2019

Who's Nicked Our Cattle Egrets?

Wasn't a bad sunset over the Axe Estuary last night...



I was there to check the roosting egrets, and came away feeling surprised having not seen any Cattle Egrets! Looks like they've all gone to Abbotsbury. Two adult Med Gulls on the Estuary were as exciting as it got.  Saying that I was surprised to see a distant Starling murmuration, albeit a small one (a mini-murm!) over Seaton. It turns out they are roosting behind solar panels on a house roof near the Orchard car park...



Today, during a local wander to get little Harry to sleep, a female-type Black Redstart was showing well along the sea front...



Other recent little snippets of interest from me include a lingering Greenshank and four Shoveler in the valley, up to three Common Scoter, Red-throated Divers and Great Crested Grebes settled offshore, and a pair of Blackcaps in Mum and Dad's front garden.

Maybe it's a good time to be reminded that in roughly eight weeks Wheatears will be here!