Bowling green marsh

Back to the hide tide roost at bowling green marsh today watched from the hide 15:15 till 17:15

The adult and juv spotted redshank were elusive hidden amongst the 376+ curlew, 3 whimbrel, 502+ black tailed godwits included 45+ juv, 12+ bar tailed godwits, 5 knot, 33+ Dunlin, 1 ringed plover, 7 lapwing, 2 common sandpipers, 1 greenshank, 34+ little egrets, 9+ little grebes, 116+ redshank , 1 wigeon, 2 tufted duck ,had a call from Gary Clayden 17:15 with news of juv little gull from the goat walk in topsham, did not see the little gull had flown over towards turf but there was 1 juv black tern in with 3+ arctic tern and 15+ common terns, a kingfisher flew over to exminster marsh. 

Popped back to the hide and watched from 18:15 till 1910

A new arrival on the far side from the hide a stunning juv wood sandpiper , and shortly after a male eclipse Garganey , also 20+ snipe , 1 pochard, 14+ shoveler, kestrel 

A cracking afternoon 

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 9:58 pm by Keith Birchall in Bird News