Bowling green marsh

Watched from the hide 15:15 till 19:15

The 1st summer Ross's gull showed briefley before flying off over the railway line to goosemoor, the 1st summer little gull remains and showed well among c1500+ black headed gulls with 7+ mediterranean gulls (2 adult, 1 2nd summer and 4 1st summer ) 3 common gulls, 1 lesser black backed gull, 7 sandwich terns.

Wader numbers continue to increase with 190+ black tailed godwits , 5 bar tailed godwits, the 2 moulting spotted redshanks in with 265+ redshanks, 7 dunlin including the first juv of the year, 1 knot, 17+ whimbrel among 300+ curlew, 3 oystercatchers, 9+ lapwing, 18+ greenshank.

the female Garganey showed in the chanel in front of the hide for a time also 3 wigeon, 6 teal, 3 tufted duck, 14+ little egrets, 1 sparrowhawk

Posted July 10th, 2014 at 9:56 pm by Keith Birchall in General Birding