Earlier this week a trip to Stover produced 6 female Goosanders and 3 males though for once there was not a lot else. Even the usual woodland birds were noticeably absent.
I was also lucky enough to see some Devon Cirl Buntings on my travels.
Back nearer home in Colyton a pair of grey wagtails were showing well on the Coly
There have been a few little ring plovers on Black Hole Marsh this week
and this was the closest and best sighting I ever got of the swan goose which was more than I ever got of the little gull as I was unable to get out until late afternoon.
The long staying grey plover is still present as are the 4 drake pintails. Yesterday afternoon the knot and one lone ringed plover was viewable from the tower hide on the river. Black Hole Marsh has plenty of squabbling shelducks plus a good number of black tailed godwits and although this one is not one of the most colourful ones it is still beautiful.
And finally these cute little things were so full of life in Axmouth I couldn't resist taking a few photos.