Bowling Green Marsh & Stover CP

Bowling Green Marsh ~ On arrival first thing this morning good numbers of Waders in the air over the marsh, on looking out from the hide saw a female Marsh Harrier over the marsh scattering the smaller wading species. The Harrier came across the marsh twice and was visible over a stubble field towards Lympstone for some time.

Record image female Marsh Harrier BGM

No sooner had the Harrier moved off when an immature Peregrine came in flushing the gathered Redshank and had several serious attempts at taking one.

That basically left pretty much just the duck species and Curlew on the marsh, the ducks included Pochard, Tufted, Gadwall and Pintail.

On leaving a female Brambling on the feeders.

Stover Country park ~ Not less than 25 Goosander on the lake (only three of them male) drake Pochard and three Tufted duck and three Heron. Around the feed station Marsh Tit, female Bullfinch and in the background canopy a large flock of very vocal Siskin.

Posted February 4th, 2018 at 4:33 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News