Bowling green marsh

Watched around topsham from 09:00 till 16:00

the highlight was the finding of the female marsh harrier again this morning just after 10:15 on  the edge of the reeds on the far side from the hide showing very well for at least 50 minutes. 

A grey seal was off the goat walk around lunch time. 

The high tide roost at bowling green marsh was cut short due to the contractor for the RSPB cutting the grass which caused havoc to the many  birds that had come in I  thought high tide roosts were not ment to be disturbed ??? . So no accurate counts could be done, birds seen included 1 curlew sandpiper among 200+ dunlin, 2 spotted redshanks(juvs), 1 golden plover, 18+ grey plover, 1 juv ruff(f), 35+ bar tailed godwits, excellent numbers of black tailed godwits, curlew and redshank, 7 avocet, 1 oystercatcher, 20+ knot, still good numbers of teal and 18+ little egrets, 2 Cetti's warblers. 

 

Posted October 15th, 2013 at 6:18 pm by Keith Birchall in Bird News