Friday, 21 February 2020
Bowling Green Marsh
A look at Bowling Green Marsh in Topsham today got me . 4 male and 3 female Common Pochard , 7 Tufted Duck , numerous Northern Pintail , the long staying Long-Billed Dowitcher & 2 Common Snipe . I then walked down the road to a spot where I have seen Water Rail before but none were on show today but as I was looking a Great Bittern flew into my view and dropped out of view into a ditch , I take it that its the same bird that was seen back in January and a few times since as it is a very rare bird on the marsh , I ended the day down by the viewing platform where a very vocal Water Rail showed for a short spell .