Bowling green marsh

Watched from 09:45 till  15:30

A wet and windy look around the marsh this morning was another good day from the hide first produced 

6+ juv curlew sandpiper among 250+ dunlin, 3 ringed plover, 600+ black tailed godwits, 6+ juv bar tailed godwits, 180+ redshank , 12+ lapwing, 1 common sandpiper, 4+ whimbrel, 60+ curlew, 450+ teal, 100+ wigeon, 8+ pintail, 3 Mediterranean gulls( 2 adult, 1 2nd winter) among 600+ black headed gulls.

from the viewing platform 12:30 till 15:30

the continued good showing of Ospreys continued with at least 8+ seen most successful in catching a fish before heading of to roost up, from other reports received looks like we missed at least another 2 birds ( 1 before we got to the viewing platform and another that was seen from exton over turf which we couldn't see) , also received another report of 3 osprey of the goatwalk at 16:50, hard to say how many are around the exe at the moment but must be at least 10+ and probably more it is a great sight to see multiple birds fishing the estuary this week has been amazing and the best time has been on the dropping tide.

Posted September 9th, 2016 at 6:35 pm by Keith Birchall in Bird News