Bowling Green Marsh

Viewed over the morning high-tide.

The Osprey was on the derek in front the hide for quite a while which is on an old barge beached in the river Clyst entrance before flying off + male Ruff + 8 knot + 7 Whimbrel + 4 bar Tailed Godwits + Spotted Redshank + 2 Snipe + 2 Dunlin + c200 Redshank + c250 Black Tailed Godwits + c200 Curlew + 23 Little Egrets.

From the viewing platform a Hobby was seen flying eastwards and the Osprey was located again sat on a post in the Exe estuary off the marine camp area apparently disturbed earlier by a canoeist and was still there when i left at 1400hrs + lots of terns seen diving between Lympstone and Exmouth area + Common Sandpiper + Green Woodpecker heard several times calling.

From Goosemoor the Water Rail was again showing just inside the reeds in it's usual place which is best seen approx 3 1/2 hrs after high-tide when all the water had drained.

The seats are now in the new bird hide.

Osprey
Osprey

Osprey
Osprey

Little Egret
Little Egret

Posted September 1st, 2014 at 6:16 pm by David Boult in Bird News