Bowling green marsh And the goat walk

Watched from 07:30 till 10:15

Just a quick look around this morning before xmas shopping there was lots of disturbance this morning around the area made counts very hard.

only 72 avocet on bowling green with 2 spotted redshank among 400+ dunlin, 200+ black tailed godwits, 7 gadwall , 2 stonechat, 4 reed buntings a few wigeon and teal, 3 water rail and 42+ snipe.

the viewing platform area produced another 4 water rail, kingfisher , 3 reed bunting , 4 bullfinch, 40+ redwing , 3 fieldfare, 1 green woodpecker, 2 great spotted woodpecker,

looking from the viewing platform another 105+ avocet on the far side among , 56+ grey plover and 150+ golden plover, 30+ knot, 1000+ dunlin, , 21+ red breasted mergansers.

from the goat walk before a para glider went over causing havoc with the  large number of avocet and dunlin, black tailed godwits, curlew and lapwing, lots of wigeon and lapwing disturbed from exminster.

 

Posted December 6th, 2014 at 6:30 pm by Keith Birchall in General Birding