Black Hole Marsh / Seaton Marshes

More evidence of migration around the Axe Estuary area today. Best (new) birds of the day were 3 Ruff which dropped onto Black Hole Marsh at around 10am. They stayed for 5 mins ish before taking a disliking to a tram and flying off high & North. Shortly after, a lone Little Ringed Plover flew over BHM, but views were distant so ID had to come from pics later. Phil Abbott later relocated it on Bridge Marsh (or perhaps a second bird). Whilst watching the Glossy Ibis from the Borrow Pit (Seaton Marshes) I also picked up the patch's first Sand Martin of the year - about time really as there've been sightings either side of us here! It stayed feeding for at least half an hour. Only other bird of note was the long-staying Green Winged Teal which was showing well on the estuary from the hide at Seaton Marshes.

Not a bad day!

1 of 3 Ruff. Good bird for the Spring here.
1 of 3 Ruff. Good bird for the Spring here.

Posted March 19th, 2016 at 4:04 pm by Tim White in Bird News