Bowling Green Marsh

Viewed 1050-2130 Hrs.

Over the morning tide the fs Ross's Gull hard to see at times + 2 Spotted Redshanks + sp Knot + Green Sandpiper + 5 Mediterranean Gulls (2-ad + 1-ss + 2-fs) and the usual high numbers of other waders and gulls.

From the Viewing Platform 9 Common Sandpipers seen from 1550 through all evening + sp Knot + 2 Spotted Redshanks all showing well close to left of platform + large numbers of Curlew + Redshank and Black Tailed Godwits + 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls (different birds than seen in hide).

Evening from the hide the fs Ross's Gull dropped in at 1950 on it's own after all the other gulls left for the estuary and was again showing very well feeding along the shoreline to the point.

Evening from the Goatwalk 4 Sandwich Terns sat on one of the moored up boats and well over 4000 Black Headed Gulls sat on the water near Turf Locks.

Spotted Redshank
Spotted Redshank

sp Knot
sp Knot

Common Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper

Posted July 16th, 2014 at 11:27 pm by David Boult in General Birding