Bowling green marsh

Watched from 15:40 till 19:40

4 1st summer little gulls showed very well, with 2 1st summer med gulls and 100+ black headed gulls, 3 knot, 160+ black tailed godwits, 22+ bar tailed godwits, 9+ whimbrel, 1 oystercatcher, 4 wigeon, 2 shoveler, 3 little grebe, 3+ reed bunting, 1 1st year peregrine caught a starling, a carrion crow killed a black tailed godwit first time I have seen this happen.

Also an odd gull possible hybrid black headed gull with longer legs and bill compared to the black headed gulls around the bill was red with black tip a broad black band on tail black spot behind eye couldn't get a good pic sorry but be  interested if anyone else seen the bird and have  any ideas. 

an interesting afternoon around the marsh 

Posted May 23rd, 2013 at 9:45 pm by Keith Birchall in Bird News