BGM + Viewing Platform + Goatwalk + Goosemoor

Viewed 0915-1300 Hrs

Bowling Green Marsh produced 7 Bar Tailed Godwits + c100 Black Tailed Godwits + c80 Redshank + c50 Curlew + c100 Dunlin + c30 Snipe + 3 Pintail + 7 Gadwall + 4 Greylag Geese good numbers of Wigeon, Teal and Shoveler.

Black Brant seen flying low over the marsh from the hide amongst c50 Dark Belly Brent Geese before dropping into the Clyst Estuary near the derrick. Rushed down to the viewing platform where it was sat on top the water in front the platform on the outgoing high-tide at 1030hrs. Possibly another first bird for the marsh.?  Link to video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN59O-Rtrl8&feature=youtu.be

Also seen from the Viewing Platform 29 Grey Plover + 19 Knot and good numbers of other waders.

From the Goatwalk c650 Avocets and c500 Golden Plover seen on turf side mud with 4 Red Breasted Mergansers in the river channel.

From Goosemoor 2 Greenshank + c40 Curlew with good numbers of Wigeon and Teal

Black Brant with Brent Geese from Viewing Platform
Black Brant with Brent Geese from Viewing Platform

Snipe at BGM
Snipe at BGM

Golden Plover from the Goatwalk on Turf side
Golden Plover from the Goatwalk on Turf side

Posted December 23rd, 2014 at 2:52 pm by David Boult in Bird News