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Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Brandon Marsh

I arrived at Brandon later than planned courtesy of the great British public, one of whom chose to delay my finish time last night, meaning I did not get to bed until 0130! I still managed to be on site at 0715, rather bleary eyed, though!

It was a mild and sunny start but the cloud increased and the light deteriorated. It was good to increase my year list with Grasshopper Warbler (3) on Newlands and numerous Reed Warblers. The path past the wind pump produced a good chorus and good sightings of Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat and Cettis Warbler. Newlands also held most of these plus Sedge Warbler.East Marsh Pool held many Snipe, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Redshank and Common Tern. Teal Pool still held the five Black Tailed Godwits which moved between here and River Pool. A full list of sightings are listed at the end of this post.




Little Ringed Plover

Black Tailed Godwit


Little Ringed Plover


Little Ringed Plover


Black Tailed Godwit


Black Tailed Godwit


Black Tailed Godwit


Black Tailed Godwit


Black Tailed Godwit


Black Tailed Godwit


Black Tailed Godwit


Black Tailed Godwit


Black Tailed Godwit

Mallard


Mallard

(More Images on my Website - see link opposite)

Todays Sightings:
Swallow; Grey Lag Goose; Chaffinch; Wood Pigeon; Carrion Crow; Jackdaw; Blackbird; Robin; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Dunnock; Willow Warbler; Blackcap; Cuckoo; Mallard; Lapwing; Coot; Whitethroat; Cettis Warbler; Jay; Song Thrush; Chiffchaff; Canada Goose; Wren; Lesser Whitethroat; Reed Warbler; Sedge Warbler; Grey Heron; Grasshopper Warbler; Mute Swan; Great Crested Grebe; Tufted Duck; Cormorant; Snipe; Common Tern; Moorhen; Ringed Plover; Little Ringed Plover; Gadwall; Redshank; Oystercatcher; Stock Dove; Magpie; Reed Bunting; Green Woodpecker; Black Tailed Godwit; Teal; Long Tailed Tit; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Pheasant; LBB Gull; Dabchick; Buzzard; Swift; House Martin; Sand Martin; Goldcrest; Bullfinch.




















































4 comments:

col wise said...

wow thats some list Kev and some great photos - hope the godwits stay put till the week end , mmmmm now if someone goes and feeds them every morning till monday, they might just stay

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers, Col. The Godwits seem happy to stay at the moment, but who knows for how long. Hope you get to see them.

Max Silverman said...

Great Godwit flight shots Kevin but where are the Gropper shots???????

Kevin Groocock said...

Thanks, Max. I am sure the Gropper shots will come - just need to get them in an interesting pose!