Bowling Green Marsh

Lunchtime today coincided exactly on the high tide, so there were plenty waders on view, too many to count on a lunch break.  The best of the new arrivals was an adult summer pl. Knot, we don't see them in these striking colours down here too often. A colour ringed(flagged) Black-tailed Godwit was hiding amongst 200 odd of his pals along with a few Bar=tails.. Curlews and Whimbrel made up the rest with about 40 Dunlin.  A single Common Sandpiper also showed.

There were about 20 Greenshank were on Goosemoor and the Spotted Redshank was difficult to see in the long grass.  Another birder told me he'd seen a Turnstone, but we couldn't find it again.  That would be a very good bird for the marsh, I'll look for it again tomorrow if I can.

Posted July 28th, 2016 at 9:25 pm by Chris Marcol in Bird News