RSPB Bowling Green Marsh at first light this morning, approx 200 Canada goose, that flew out soon after daylight, 26 plus Bar Tailed Godwit and simply 100’s of Black tailed,150 plus Pintail duck, good numbers of Teal and a few Wigeon, 5 Shelduck, two Little Egret, one Heron, Redshank in  the 100’s, one Spotted Redshank, one Ruff, a single Avocet, two LBBG, Kingfisher, calling were Green Woodpecker, two Water Rail and a Cetti’s Warbler.  

A single Lapwing was joined by a flock of about thirty birds, some 250 Curlew six of which were new birds that I have not seen previously that had been ringed by the Exe & Axe Curlew project, the usual ringed birds including the three flagged birds that have been regulars were not to be seen on this visit.

On leaving two Stock dove flew over the lane.