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Monday, 13 August 2012

Inner Marsh Farm rspb

Just had  time on Sunday for a couple of hours across the county at Inner Marsh Farm (IMF)
The weather was miserable but a bit of fresh air never did any harm....

Only a couple of images and as the weather wasnt condusive to light and anyhow it was fairly quiet on the species count but a large flock of 200 Greylag geese greeted me at the reserve entrance
Black Tailed Godwits are usually in good numbers here, but even today only 80 or so were willing to put up with the, for the most part driving rain....



feeding, resting and preening


the Avocets have done well this year and here shows a juvenile with a parent


Other species on show were Little Egrets, Grey Heron, Teal, Mallard, Snipe, Greenshank and Redshank.
The Greenshank are a wonderful Wader species, unfortunatly today they were just out of photo range but here is one from another visit last year ..... even if it isnt quite showing off its green shanks.


just before leaving for home and close to IMF at Burton Marsh I saw this fella
At first I thought Little Egret but turns out to be a Great White Egret

and just to round off the mornings trip how about a couple of Marsh Harriers


a superb end to the morning

12 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

What a fabulous place to see birds!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wonderful photos!

Gowri Saligram said...

That must be a beautiful place, so many birds even on a rainy day! Lovely images!

Nette Cecilia said...

Lovley photos ,Nette

Gary said...

Great series Dave. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Debbie said...

WoW, you sure did get to see a lot of cuties in a short amount of time!!

i stora drag said...

Very nice photos! Seems like a lovely place to visit!
Greetings Pia in Sweden

Adam Jones said...

Lovely Greenshank Dave, and the Great White Egret was a good find.

Jean said...

Extremely nice photos!

mick said...

Great photos - especially of all the shorebirds. We see Black-tailed Godwits and Greenshanks down here in our summer in Australia. The Greenshank is very interesting as I have never seen that much breeding plumage on the ones down here.

Liz said...

Great images Dave!! Your Black-tailed Godwits look similar to the Bar-tailed Godwits we see down here. I love the Avocets and the Greenshanks.

Stewart M said...

Look like it was a good day despite the rain. Greenshanks are great bird - they always seen so long and thin.

Thanks for being involved in WBW.

Stewart M - Australia

PS: most people live a link back to the WBW collection so that other bloggers can find it. SM