Bowling Green Marsh

Viewed over the morning high-tide until 1600Hrs.

fs Ross's Gull showed much better in the afternoon feeding on the point + fs Little Gull back on the marsh again after 5 days missing so must be on estuary somewhere + 2 Spotted Redshank + Little Ringed Plover + sp Knot + 4 Mediterranean Gulls (1-ad + 1-ss + 2-fs) + Peregrine caused havoc sending all the gulls and waders up and landed in tree before dropping down and taking a Moorhen and flying off and all the other large numbers of waders and Black Headed Gulls.

Ringing details on female Pochard with nasal saddle from France on marsh a few weeks ago and first recording outside of that ringing area as follows:

Ring:DB117003   Nasal Saddle:Blue   Code:F2+   Sex:F   Age:+2A   Weight:820g   Date:03/06/2013  Locality:SAINT-PHILBERT-DE-GRAND-LIEU   Province:44  
Country:FRANCE   Resighten:SAINT-PHILBERT-DE-GRAND-LIEU (06-30/06/2013 + 01-22/07/2013 + 02-30/05/2014 + 01-09/06/2014  + TOPSHAM  DEVON  12/06/2014

Little Gull
Little Gull

Peregrine
Peregrine

Greenshank
Greenshank

Posted July 18th, 2014 at 8:03 pm by David Boult in Bird News