Sunday, 5 February 2012

Bowling green marsh

Watched from hide from 14:00 till 16:15

Numbers have increased over last couple of days with 500+ wigeon, 53+ shoveler my best count for the marsh and interesting watching them feeding in large circular group of 30+ birds spining around in the same area for most of the afternoon, 3 pintail( 2m & 1f), 2 gadwall(1m & 1f), 3 pochard(1m & 2f), 5 tufted duck (2m & 3f), 100+ teal, 4+ snipe, 2 meadow pipit, 1 redshank, 20+ curlew, 80+ lapwing.

Topsham recreation ground 12:00 till 12:30

3 snipe, 2 red breasted mergansers(1m & 1f), 3 common gull

Goat walk 12:45 till 13:50

350+ avocet, 200+ black tailed godwit, 4 red breasted mergansers, 200+ Brent geese flew in from darts farm direction.