Black Hole Marsh and Seaton Marsh

A first time visit to Black Hole Marsh and Seaton Marsh with Keith Male today, long awaited glorious weather, the area is well laid out with high quality hides giving excellent views.

The hoped for Green Winged Teal failed to show but a sizable flock of Lapwing were frequently on the wing before dropping back onto the marsh, Black tailed Godwit, Teal, Shoveller, Shellduck, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Little Grebe, Redshank in good numbers, Curlew, a flight of four Wigeon down the river, Little Egret and Oyster Catcher.

Species of small bird were plentiful and included Cettis Warbler, at least six Chiffchaff, male Reed Bunting, a profusion of Wrens, two Goldcrest, Long Tail, Great and Blue Tits, Pied Wagtail, Greater Spotted Woodpecker drumming at various times.

Three soaring Buzzards and a female Kestrel on a barn roof  behind the viewing station.

The days high light being the reported Glossy Ibis

Posted February 23rd, 2016 at 7:37 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News