Bowling Green Marsh

10:00 - 13.00 Following a quick reccie to Darts Farm fishing ponds  to look for the Penduline Tits, but no luck, now not seen there since friday. On a fantastic cloudless, still sunny cold morning hopes were high but soon dashed, only a couple of Chiffies on the bulrushes to watch for a while.

Bowling Green Marsh looked stunning in the bright sunshine but was relatively quite with low tide at 11:30 most birds were out on the estuary. Plenty of widgeon 150+ some up close to the hide, 60+ Black Tailed Godwit came in to roost, several Lapwing 50+ before moving on and left just a few scattered across the marsh. Roughly 500+ Brent Geese carried out a number of fly passes towards Darts farm and back again. 5 Pochard in the far left corner and 7+ Greylag Geese on the meadow. The quite soon irrupted into mayhem when a group of very noisey Canada Geese arrived....it was time to go!  

Lapwing showed well close to the hide
Lapwing showed well close to the hide

Here they come!
Here they come!

tranquility was disrupted into mayhem!!
tranquility was disrupted into mayhem!!

Posted January 19th, 2015 at 10:21 pm by Derek Carter in Bird News