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Previously "Rugby Birder"

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Brandon Marsh - 23rd May 2012

Common Tern

I really do not like the heat! I prefer my days to be sunny but cool, so expecting a rather hot day, I arrived at Brandon Marsh at 0500hrs. At this early hour, I had the reserve to myself and hoped that something good would show. As normal, of course it didn't, so I enjoyed taking images of some of the commoner birds. A list of birds seen can be found at the end of this post. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy my images. (See also the Grey Heron entry).

Willow Warbler in early morning light

Song Thrush


Redshank (ensuring the continuation of the species)

Mute Swan Reflectives

Common Tern



Not at Brandon but nearby - Oil Seed Rape

Todays Sightings:

Chiffchaff; Jackdaw; Magpie; Pheasant; Carrion Crow; Blackbird; Robin; Swallow; Blackcap; Wren; Blue Tit; Starling; Kestrel; Black Headed Gull; Chaffinch; Wood Pigeon; Mute Swan; Greylag Goose; Green Woodpecker;Whitethroat; Willow Warbler; Stock Dove; Dunnock; Goldcrest; Canada Goose; Song Thrush; Mallard; Reed Warbler; Sedge Warbler; Oystercatcher; Lapwing; Tufted Duck; Cettis Warbler; Bullfinch; Reed Bunting; Coot; Common Tern; Redshank; Gadwall; Little Ringed Plover; Pied Wagtail;Teal; Great Crested Grebe; Moorhen; Long Tailed Tit; Cuckoo; Grey Heron; Linnet; LBB Gull; Gtreat Spotted Woodpecker; Swift; Kingfisher; Garden Warbler; Jay; Buzzard; House Martin; Sand Martin; Hobby; Goldfinch.

Nearby: Yellowhammer; Rook; Collared Dove; Skylark.


Central Birder said...

Hi Kevin, fab shots, no doubt you lost a few pounds in Steetley hide in yesterdays heat I know I did?

Kevin Groocock said...

Not too bad Steve - I arrived at 0500hrs and left just as the heat was worsening! Pleasant day watching nothing special!