Saturday, 27 August 2011

Bowling Green Marsh, Topsham

4 curlew sands, 7 ruff, 13 greenshank, 8 ringed plover, 10 knot, 1 whimbrel, 1 common sand, 1 green sand, 3 avocets, 1 poss 2 spotted redshank (1 on marsh then 1 later from viewing platform flew in with redshanks), 14 shoveler.
From the viewing platform,1 summer plumage barwit, osprey and kingfisher. Plenty of black wit, curlew and sand martins.
Little stint reported before 7.15 a.m. by visiting birder but no further sign by 11.15.

(with thanks to Keith).