Campfield Marsh

Campfield Marsh
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Oystercatchers landing at high tide - 13th November 2015

A high tide roost of Oystercatchers on Campfield Marsh.
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Late Peacock Butterfly - 12th November 2015

A late Peacock Butterfly taking advantage of an unusually warm sunny November day.
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Ducks in flight over floodwater - 12th November 2015

Mixed duck on wetlands suddenly take to the air in unison.
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Little Egret east of the Viaduct - 10th November 2015

Little Egret was picking about amongst debris left by the recent very high tide.
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Barnacle flock, Campfield Marsh - 5th November 2015

Several thousand Barnacles spent their day on the saltmarsh and mudflats of the Reserve. Here they are...
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Barnacles with 2 leucistic birds amongst them - 30 10 15

Mid-afternoon, as the yet another 10m tide receded, in the region of 4,000 Barnacles could be seen spread...
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Whooper Swans, Meadow Pools - 29 10 15

A group of Whoopers on the Meadow Pools. There were 32 in all including 2 juveniles.
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Little Egret winging its way along the marsh - 29 10 15

At least 6 Little Egret could be seen at high tide, carefully picking their way along the saltmarsh in...
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Flooded Saltmarsh at high tide - 29 10 15

A 10m high tide flooded most of Campfield Marsh causing all this bird activity as they sought out the...
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Birds on flooded marsh - 29 10 15

A 10m high tide flooded a good part of Campfiedl Marsh causing plenty of activity as birds were pushed...
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Barnacles flying west along the saltmarsh - 29 10 15

One of many skeins of Barnacles flying west around the high tide, as they are pushed off their high tide...
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Avocet with Oystercatchers - 29 10 15. Credit: Marjorie Hutchin

The Avocet was amongst a flock of Oystercatchers on the far edge of Saltmarsh Pool. It was digiscoped...
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Large Whooper group on Meadow Pools.

This sheltered pool is becoming a regular gathering spot for these swans.
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Whooper Swans taking off from the wetlands - 24 10 15

Five Whoopers (3 adults and 2 juveniles) has been bathing and preening in the pool in front of the hide...
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Little Egret hunting in the dubs - 13th November 2015

Hunting for morsels deposited by the high tides of recent days.
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Avocet hunkered down with the Oystercatcher flock - 13th November 2015

Avocet settled down with the Oystercatcher flock, as waves beat up on the shore close by. The high tide...
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Snow Goose flying with Barnacle flock - 10th November 2015

Flock of Barnacles landing on the saltmarsh with the Snow Goose amongst them.
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Avocet landing - 13th November 2015

Coming in to land amongst the flock of Oystercatchers - on the saltmarsh east of the Viaduct.
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Avocet battling against the gale - 13th November 2015

Amongst a flock of Oystercatchers, at the height of the high tide being pushed in by storm Abigail.
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Snow Goose with Barnacle flock - 10th November 2015

On the saltmarsh just east of the Viaduct.
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