Berry head & bowling green marsh

With the forecast of stormy weather headed of to Berry head for a seawatch 06:10 till 11:15

As per Mike Langman post with continued movement of Manx shearwaters and gannets after he left.

After a short break at home it was back to local patch birding and watched around bowling green marsh from 16:00 till 18:40.

The highlight was finding a Spotted crake on the far side in front of the reeds on left hand side, Dave stone managed to get down and see it before it flew to the far right hand corner of the marsh and was eventually picked up again briefley before I had to leave. Also still 3 spotted redshanks showed well among 40+ greenshanks, 450+ black tailed godwits with now 7 juveniles, 1 dunlin, 350+ redshanks, 1 green sandpiper, 2 bar tailed godwits, 51+ whimbrel, c400+ curlew , 1 common sandpiper , 1 buzzard, 1 green woodpecker.

 

Posted August 10th, 2014 at 9:03 pm by Keith Birchall in General Birding