Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Brandon Marsh

Common Snipe

I arrived at Brandon Marsh at 1030 after my early morning visit to Marsh Lane (see previous post) and enjoyed the spring sunshine (overdressed and sweating profusely!). Two more year ticks in the form of two Little Ringed Plovers and six Sand Martins were added but photographically, it was a "Snipe & Redshank fest"! At least fourteen Common Snipe entertained in front of east marsh hide and two Redshank in front of teal hide. The spring sunshine brought a number of butterflies onto the wing with several Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock being the ones I could identify. Sightings list at end of post.

Peacock Butterfly

Common Snipe


Todays Sightings:

Robin; Grey Lag Goose; Magpie; Wood Pigeon; Carrion Crow; Great Tit; Canada Goose; Blackbird; Stock Dove; Chiffchaff; Blue Tit; Song Thrush; Dunnock; Coot; Long Tailed Tit; Reed Bunting; Mute Swan; Cettis Warbler; Bullfinch; Mallard; Tufted Duck; Lapwing; Teal; Shoveler; Chaffinch; Wren; Great Crested Grebe; Moorhen; Redshank; Black Headed Gull; Common Gull; LBB Gull; Little Ringed Plover; Oystercatcher; Jay; Greenfinch; Grey Heron; Green Woodpecker; Snipe; Sand Martin; Buzzard; Shelduck; Wigeon; Goldfinch; Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Brimstone, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell Butterflies.

1 comment:

Kah-Wai Lin said...

Nice shot on snipe!