I arrived at Brandon before it got light and searched sheep field and newlands before heading to east marsh hide. I sat and froze here for several hours with no sign of Bittern, a pattern to be repeated at west marsh! The only birds of note were four Shelduck and a single Pink Footed Goose tagging along with the numerous Grey Lags. Managed year ticks with Water Rail and Cettis Warbler. A list of sightings appear at the end of this post.
Pink Footed Goose with Grey Lag Escort
Robin; Blackbird; Wood Pigeon; Redwing; Grey Lag goose; Carrion Crow; Black Headed Gull; LBB Gull; Fieldfare; Canada Goose; Water Rail; Shoveler; Mute Swan; Coot; Tufted Duck; Cormorant; Mallard; Grey Heron; Great Tit; Teal; Pochard; Magpie; Common Gull; Shelduck; Green Woodpecker; Lapwing; Gadwall; Pheasant; Moorhen; Pink Footed Goose; Wren; Cettis Warbler; Jay; Wigeon; Coal Tit; Chaffinch; Blue Tit; Stock Dove; Reed Bunting; Bullfinch; Dunnock; Siskin.