Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Friday, 3 July 2009

Brandon Marsh

Water Rail - East Marsh Pool

Green Sandpiper - Teal Pool

Tufted Duck - Carlton Pool

Tufted Duck - Carlton Pool

Grey Heron - East Marsh Pool

Grey Heron - Carlton Pool

Grey Heron - Carlton Pool

Kingfisher _ Carlton Pool

Grey Lag Geese - East Marsh Pool

Juv Lapwing - East Marsh Pool

Another hot and busy night shift so decided to pop over to Brandon this afternoon to "chill" out. Arriving at 1515hrs it was fairly quiet with 45 bird species being seen before leaving at 1900hrs. Not many people about either, but managed to bump into Richard M and Dave C who were chasing butterflies, dragonflies and other insects. They also did a fantastic crimewatch sketch when they put their nets over their faces! Some may say an improvement!!! (Sorry guys).

A leisurely walk in very humid conditions to the Teal Pool Hide where two Green Sandpiper were present then into the East Marsh Hide. Most of the usual suspects, with a Water Rail passing in front of the hide gathering food. Also of note were Oystercatcher (2), Ringed Plover (1), Redshank (4); Heron (8); Sand Martin (14). The Carlton Hide produced Kingfisher (1) but little else.

Overall, a pleasant afternoon.
Todays Sightings:
Kingfisher; Reed Bunting; Stock Dove; Swift; Goldfinch; Greenfinch; Chaffinch; Buzzard; Wood Pigeon; Swallow; Carrion Crow; House Martin; Blackbird; Reed Warbler; Coot; Grey Lag Goose;Mute Swan; Heron; Robin; Ciffchaff; Black Headed Gull; Whitethroat; Blue Tit; Moorhen; Mallard; Teal; Lapwing; Green Woodpecker; Jackdaw; Green Sandpiper; Canada Goose; Common Tern; Cormorant; Oystercatcher; Water Rail; REdshank; Sand Martin; Pied Wagtail; Sedge Warbler; Wren; Willow Warbler; Magpie; Cettis Warbler; Kestrel; Ringed Plover.


Moth man of Alcatraz also known as Norfolk said...

Hi Kevin,you have got sum lovely photos there!!

Kevin Groocock said...

Thank you very much, Moth Man. Glad you enjoyed them