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Friday, 28 January 2011

Brandon Marsh

I am going through a "dipping" patch at the moment! I missed out on seeing the White Fronted Goose at Seeswood Pool yesterday, so decided to visit Brandon Marsh this morning, where I failed to see any sign of Bittern or Owls, my main objective!

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.


Shelduck



Pink Footed Goose with Grey Lag Escort




Todays Sightings:

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.

2 comments:

Max Silverman said...

I was there on Friday and wasn't it cold in the hides.I also saw the PF Goose and saw the Egyptian Goose as well.Both nice Warks ticks.

Nice flight shots.

Kevin Groocock said...

Was there before light till lunchtime, so must have just missed you. Failed on all my targets including Bittern! Agree, was rather cool!