Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Bowling green marsh

A very quiet day from the hide 09:45 till 10:50 the 3 juv ruff showed well again with 3 green sandpipers, 9 ringed plover, 5 yellow wagtails so decided to take a look from the viewing platform for an hour 110 ringed plover 10 sanderling, 15+ greenshank, 1 common sandpiper and 120+ redshank.

Walked back to the hide for the high tide 2 ravens came in and harassed the buzzard which was feeding on a rabbit and yellow wagtail count was upto 7.

On the droping tide from the viewing platform from 14:00 till 16:00
3 grey plover and 21 knot and the ringed plover still. Then at 14:50 16+ little egrets flew into view to the right of the platform and there it was a juv OSPPREY flying it attempted to fish a couple of times but failed and was seen heading towards goat walk. Finally a juv mediterranean gull.