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Friday, 26 November 2010

Just a Perfect Day - Brandon Marsh

Sunrise at Brandon Marsh

Gulls over Saturn (white dot!)

I had not visited Brandon Marsh for several months so decided it would be my destination for today. With the prospect of Waxwings and Short Eared Owl, (and seeing neither!) I arrived at first light in temperatures of -5! The morning soon developed into "a perfect day", a cold but sunny end of Autumn day - just the way I like it. All of the pools were frozen over and I found nothing unusual, just the usual suspects, perhaps in smaller numbers than have been reported lately,and despite visiting all of the Brandon hides. It was just fantastic to be out on a "good to be alive day"!  A list of species seen can be found at the end of this post.

Pheasant in front of East Marsh Hide







(More images can be seen on my website - see link opposite)

Todays Sightings:

Magpie; Robin; Pied Wagtail; Wood Pigeon; Black Headed Gull; Carrion Crow; Blue Tit; Dunnock; Minke Whale; Reed Bunting; LBB Gull; Blackbird; Redwing; Stock Dove; Bullfinch; Mute Swan; Wren; Great Tit; Siskin; Shoveler; Gadwall; Teal; Tufted Duck; Lapwing; Mallard; Cormorant; Common Gull; Herring Gull; Snipe; Coot; Grey Heron; Water Rail;Jay; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Moorhen; Pheasant; Long Tailed Tit; Cettis Warbler; Jackdaw; Goldfinch; Fieldfare; Green Woodpecker; Treecreeper; Nuthatch; Chaffinch; Coal Tit.


Max Silverman said...

Nice Siskin shots Kevin.I've seen them but no shots yet this year.

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers, Max. Would have liked the Short Eared Owl but it did not show until the afternoon.