Bowling green marsh

Watched from 10:15 till 17:30

A good day round the marsh with a steady flow of sand martins through from 14:40 with 500+, 15+ swallow and my first House martins of the year with 3 from the hide , a immature female peregrine took a black tailed godwit and then saw off a buzzard and 2 carrion crows before taking its fill of the kill, 4 avocet , 30+ redshank, 2 greenshanks, 100+ black tailed godwits, 1 water rail, 1 willow warbler, 2 Cetti's warblers, 12+ chiffchaffs around the marsh, 1 sparrowhawk, 2 tufted duck, 2 gadwall, 10+ pintail, 30+ shoveler, 30+ wigeon, 1 jay, 3+ blackcaps, 2 nuthatch, 1 treecreeper, 2 great spotted woodpeckers, 1 green woodpecker, 2 coal til, 15+ blue tits, 8+ great tits, 2 reed buntings, 4 pale bellied Brent geese flew in circled around and went back south to the estuary

2 spotted redshanks  from the viewing platform with 8+ greenshanks, 4 knot, 6 ringed plover, 7+ red breasted mergansers, 1 great crested grebe, 1 Cetti's warbler, 100+ redshanks.

from the goatwalk, 12+ red breasted merganser, a group of 21 Brent geese flew high over exminster marsh heading north before being lost to view and appeard to be pale bellied race, 8 grey plover.

Posted April 3rd, 2016 at 11:06 pm by Keith Birchall in General Birding