Bowling green marsh

Watched from the hide 08:15 till 10:00

the curlew sandpiper was very elusive but showed briefly before leaving with a group dunlin, a good count of 276+ lapwing, 2 water rail, 1 grey plover, 12+ snipe, 2 Cetti's warblers, 300+ avocet, 250+ bar tailed godwit, 450+ black tailed godwit, 500+ wigeon, 10 pintail(8m,2f), 3 pochard(2m,1f), 2 tufted duck(1m,1f),46+ shoveler, 150+ teal, 150+ redshank, 20+ moorhen, 30+ redwing, 2 song thrush, mistle thrush, 100+ dunlin. On walk down to the hide 2 nuthatch and a treecreeper.

4 turnstone showed very well along the goatwalk but were constantly disturbed by dogs charging around on the mud 

Posted January 26th, 2013 at 6:44 pm by Keith Birchall in Bird News