Monday, 16 June 2014

Bowling green marsh June 7th 2014

I went to Bowling green marsh on Saturday 2 weeks ago and had a great time seeing two new birds! this adds to the singleton at Aylesbeare, the Dartford Warbler!

We arrived at the hide and were met by about 15 people who were crammed into the hide, searching for the Ross's gull which is a rare visitior to the UK, but what makes it more impressive is the position! The local expert at the hide Kieth birchall believed it to be a little gull for about 2 weeks, then came along a suspicious man who picked up signifiers that lead to the final identification of a Ross's gull.

Anyway... Straight away due to my Grannies "Popularity" in the hide Kieth pointed out both the Bonaparte's and Ross's to us. I an instant two brilliant life ticks from the same family! We went to find the little, which I found and was proud to hear "Good spot"!!! Med gulls, black-headed gulls and a single common gull completed the "Gullfest"! But that was not all, oh no, the brilliant summer plumaged spoonbill lingered at the back of the pool displaying its superb yellow breast.

So what a fantstic day finding three new birds and a wonderful day to match, hope other days will be as good as this one!

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