Sand Martin-Bowling Green Marsh

Amongst a wealth of wildfowl this morning at Bowling Green Marsh, in addition to 80 Avocet, large flocks of Black-tailed Godwits and a flock of  20 Pintail I saw my first Sand Martin of the year. Also spotted an unusual hybrid Wigeon, showing all the plumage features and characteristics of a female Wigeon, but with a russet head and a distinctive white band across the head. Any suggestions?

Sand Martin

 

Posted March 5th, 2017 at 10:43 pm by Nick D'Agorne in General Birding