Bowling green marsh

Watched from the hide 11:50 til 16:05

the 1st summer Ross's gull showed well at times and has now been here for month, the 1st summer little gull and about 15:45 the adult spoonbill dropped in. 

Black headed gull numbers continue to increase with 1200+ including 1 juv, among them were 6+ med gulls ( 2 adult, 2 2nd summer , 2 1st summer), 5 common gull and 2 lesser black backed gulls.

the 2 summer plumage spotted redshanks were in with 80+ redshank, 6 bar tailed godwits, 83+ black tailed godwits, 1 greenshank, 1 green sandpiper, 1 whimbrel, 50+ curlew, 30+ shelduck. 

a surprise was 81+ oystercatchers dropping in usually only single figures on the marsh 

Posted June 22nd, 2014 at 5:31 pm by Keith Birchall in Bird News