Sunday, 28 August 2011

Bowling green marsh

A much quieter days birding around the marsh today a brief visit to the hide this morning only produced 2 juv ruff, 1 green sandpiper, 6 ringed plover a juv yellow wagtail and a juv peregrine. So decided to watch from the viewing platfom nice to see the kingfisher flying and didn't take long to find the spotted redshank, 1 common sandpiper, 10+ knot and a juv turnstone and a juv sparrowhawk flew over head.

This afternoon back at the hide the 2 juv ruff were still showing well and still 1 juv yellow wagtail. The juv sparrowhawk put in a couple of appearances then from 17:00 2 juv Curlew sandpipers, 1 spotted redshank, 28+ knot, 65+ Dunlin, 16+ ringed plover, 4 whimbrel, 2 bar tailed godwits, 35+ teal and 1 wheatear but considering the high tide very few redshank and black tailed godwits came in to the marsh. Still a nice days birding

I did receive a report of the 3 juv bearded tits they were showing well around 7:00 this morning good to hear they still around.