Tuesday, 15 August 2017

First Wigeon

Enjoyed a bird-filled morning down Black Hole Marsh this morning, with the bonus of some lovely weather. And there was an Axe first.... three Mr Waite's on the platform at once...

My totals for the visit were;

2 Wigeon (first of the autumn - bang on cue)
3 Teal
14+ Ringed Plover (maybe 19 as had five high west over Colyford Common)
70 Dunlin
68 Black-tailed Godwit
3 Whimbrel
6 Greenshank (a good Axe count, and included my first juvs of the year)
1 Yellow Wagtail
5 Willow Warbler 

There's just so many wading birds on Black Hole Marsh at the moment, with many of them showing really close to the Island Hide. A photographers dream...


The Wigeon weren't quite so cooperative though...

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