7 November 2009

Seaton Marshes

Today we visited a nature reserve near Seaton for the first time. Seaton marshes is an area of marshland, much of which floods at high tide, located next to the river Axe. There's a lovely little hide looking out on to the river

The nature reserve is visited by many different species of birds and kingfishers are regular visitors

Unfortunately my camera isn't good enough to get much of a shot at that distance, but one of the other birdwatchers was kind enough to let us view it through his telescope.

We also saw some little egrets

many gulls, ducks and some waders that I couldn't identify at a distance. Two female pheasants were feeding under the bird feeders next to the hide

and a male came along the tramway for a stroll


Scriptor Senex said...

What a super day / place. Another destination for my next trip to your part of the world - I'd love to watch Kingfishers and to see a Little Egret so close up is brilliant.

Helen said...

We'll definitely have to go. It should be good for insects in the summer and if you make it down here in the winter sometime then that'll be the best time for the birds.