Bowling Green Marsh

Watched from the Hide from 15:30 till 17:50

A busy afternoon on the Marsh with the 1st summer ROSS'S GULL still showing well also the Adult SPOONBILL and the 1st summer LITTLE GULL all in front of the hide.

The build up of Black headed gulls continues with at least 1500+ in today with 2 juv's, at least 12+ Mediterranean gulls (3 adults, 2 2nd summer and 7 1st summers), 4+ common gulls.

The number of oystercatchers continues to increase and today at least 138+ came in over the high tide this being my best count by far on the marsh. The 2 summer plumage Spotted redshanks were elusive at times with similar numbers of redshank and Black tailed godwits to the last few days , 7  Bar tailed godwits , 1 whimbrel, 106+ curlew, 1 green sandpiper, nice to see 8 sandwich terns on the marsh one was ringed but unable to read the details. 

18+ little egrets, 1 little grebe , 2 shoveler, 3 wigeon, 1 buzzzard

Ringing News on a Black headed Gull seen on 16th of June white ring with 26L2 code was ringed as a chick on 6/7/2013 at Lea Farm Gravel Pit near reading and is the first record of the bird since it left.

 

Adult Mediterranean Gull
Adult Mediterranean Gull

Second summer Mediterranean gull
Second summer Mediterranean gull

Posted June 23rd, 2014 at 9:15 pm by Keith Birchall in General Birding