Bowling green marsh

watched from 15:00 till 17:20

3 spotted redshanks among 320+ redshanks , 37+ whimbrel among 446+ curlew, 2 Green sandpipers , 2 common sandpipers , 17+ greenshanks, 30+ dunlin , c400+ black tailed godwits included 4 juveniles, 7+ lapwing. 

Lots of disturbance this afternoon caused by a male peregrine making repeated attacks on the waders and it managed to make one kill when it plucked a juvenile dunlin from waters edge. Also a female sparrowhawk and 2 buzzards, great spotted woodpecker and green waoodpecker , 4 chiffchaffs and 3 sedge warblers, 2 reed warblers.

Posted August 8th, 2014 at 10:45 pm by Keith Birchall in General Birding