Friday, 26 August 2011

Bowling green marsh

Watched just from the hide today 12:15 till 17:45

A miserable day weather wise but a cracking days birding.

4 juv Curlew sandpiper showed well all afternoon and there were still 7 juv ruff including one male, a good count of 45+ knot, 2 water rail and 2 spotted redshanks.There were 3 green sandpipers around the marsh, 8+ ringed plover, 1 turnstone, 16+ greenshank, 15+ Dunlin, 3+ yellow wagtails, 30+ pied wagtails, 25+ sand Martin, 3 whimbrel, 1 sparrowhawk, 2 raven, 3 shoveler, 20+ teal, 3+ bar tailed godwit, no count done on the black tailed godwit or curlew but there was good numbers of both.