Saturday, 1 October 2011

Bowling green marsh

A very misty morning and a beautiful sunrise as I arrived at the hide at 7:00 straight away had a cetti's warbler calling and it continued to call on and off all morning so good to hear, a kingfisher showed well early morning. The highlight of the waders was a juv curlew sandpiper
and 2 avocet is always good, 2 spotted redshank, 20+ greenshank,14+ Dunlin, 5+ whimbrel,500+ black tailed godwit, 6+ bar tailed godwit, green sandpiper, 4 knot,20+ lapping and 34 little egrets flew in on mass looking splendid with the morning sun on them. Also 1 Jay a buzzard and the local fox eyeing up the teal. Several meadow pipit heard flying over early morning and 1 swallow.

A very enjoyable mornings birding.