Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Brandon Marsh - Early Morning Visit


I tend to be an early morning birder which usually gives me freedom before the crowds arrive and it is generally cooler but has the downside of either poor light or low, direct sunlight. This morning it was direct sunlight that gave me problems as I sat in the Carlton Hide trying to get pics of an obliging Kingfisher. Still, I am not a photographer..............................! Arriving at 0600, I managed 51 bird species before leaving at 0930. Nothing special or new about so I just enjoyed relaxing in the hides. What a pleasure it was, staring at the mud outside Teal Pool Hide with its stagnant odour! However, this was where the Redshanks and Little Ringed Plovers were, so it was not so bad. The other pleasure was being bitten and having blood drawn by the many biting insects - such joy! (A list of todays sightings is at the end of this post).


Redshank

Little Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Lapwing

Jay

Common Buzzard



(More images on my website - see link opposite)


Todays Sightings:

Magpie; Greenfinch; Blackbird; Chaffinch; Jackdaw; Song Thrush; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Swallow; Carrion Crow; Wood Pigeon; Blue Tit; Cettis Warbler; Tufted Duck; Mallard; Canada Goose; Grey Lag Goose; Chiffchaff; Willow Warbler; Blackcap; Wren; Robin; Great Tit; Stock Dove; Long Tailed Tit; Dunnock; Swift; Grey Heron; Common Tern; Blach Headed Gull; Reed Warbler; Sedge Warbler; Reed Bunting; Bullfinch; Green Woodpecker; Whitethroat; Buzzard; Coot Lapwing; Redshank; Shoveler; Teal; Mute Swan; Moorhen; Little Ringed Plover; Cuckoo; Gadwall; Kingfisher; Oystercatcher; Jay; Sparrowhawk.

2 comments:

Max Silverman said...

Great KF shots.Always nice to see a KF>

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers Max.