Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Brandon Marsh

Common Whitethroat

An early morning visit arriving just after 0500hrs gave me the reserve to myself! Warblers were in full song, notably, Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Garden Warbler and Sedge Warbler. East Marsh Pool held the male and female Red Crested Pochards, four Oystercatchers, four Redshanks, two Little Ringed Plovers and one Shoveler. The feral Barnacle Goose was parading on the golf course. No sign or sound of the Nightingale while I was at Carlton Hide and no reeling Grasshopper Warblers. A species list can be found at the end of this post.

Reed Warbler

Red Crested Pochard

Todays Sightings:

Robin; Blackbird; Blue Tit; Wood Pigeon; Magpie; Jackdaw; Pheasant; Song Thrush; Great Tit; Wren; Carrion Crow; Reed Warbler; Greylag Goose; Mallard; LBB Gull; Chiffchaff; Common Whitethroat; Willow Warbler; Stock Dove; Blackcap; Canada Goose; Cettis Warbler; Garden Warbler; Barnacle Goose; Reed Bunting; Dunnock; Long Tailed Tit; Sedge Warbler; Mute Swan; Coot; Tufted Duck; Lapwing; Common Tern; Black Headed Gull; Gadwall; Shoveler; Oystercatcher; Great Crested Grebe; Redshank; Sand Martin; Bullfinch; Little Ringed Plover; Jay; Chaffinch; Moorhen; Sparrowhawk; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Swallow; Swift; Red Crested Pochard; Cormorant; Dabchick; Linnet; Green Woodpecker; Buzzard.


Max Silverman said...

Some great shots in your last few posts Kevin.Love the Whinchat shots.

Who is the "delightful Kath"

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers Max! The "delightful" Kath is that lovely lady who is going walk on your back!