Bowling green marsh

Watched from the hide 09:00 till 11:30

At least 18+ Curlew sandpipers over the marsh on the high tide roost with 10 on the near island, 2 on the spit and 2 in the bay on the right had side beyond the spit and eventually 4 flew from the middle of the marsh from within the large number of black tailed godwits thanks to psycho the lesser black backed gull for moving everything around. Also the greater scaup with 4 Pochards 90+ wigeon , 45+ pintail, 2 ruff ( 1 Juv female and the long staying adult male winter) 2 knot, 1 whimbrel, 200+ redshank , 45+ greenshank, 250+ Dunlin, 1 kingfisher 160+ curlew , 440+ Canada geese, 16+ little egrets, 1 common sandpiper, 260+ black headed gulls, 3 bar tailed godwits.

then watched from the viewing platform from 11:40 till 13:20 between showers.

On the dropping tide as birds left the marsh amongst 300+ juvenile Dunlin were 19+ Juvenile curlew sandpipers setting a new highest count for me on the estuary, also 1 kingfisher and 2 sandwich terns .

Posted September 6th at 5:17 pm by Keith Birchall in Bird News