Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Bowling green marsh

Watched from the hide and viewing platform between 10:45 and 15:15

From the hide
1 spotted redshank in full winter plumage
1 water rail, 30+ ringed plover, 70+ Dunlin 17+ greenshank,3 juv ruff,8 yellow wagtails and 1 wheatear, 2 green sandpipers, 1 common sandpiper, 1 little grebe, 25+ pied wagtails

From viewing platform
1 avocet, 36+ knot at 13:30 the juv OSPREY flew across the river towards starcross then up river towards turf so went around to goat walk and got great views as it attempted at least 7 times to catch a fish then success and with it's catch it headed off over towards turf.