Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Friday, 24 August 2012

Brandon Marsh

I've not been out for a while so with a day off, I decided to spend the morning at Brandon Marsh. Arriving about 0600hrs, I had the reserve to myself, and decided to visit all of the hides and pools. I was concerned at the low numbers of Warblers around the reserve and for the first time I failed to see or hear a Cettis Warbler! Highlights of the day were several Kingfishers, Green Sandpipers on Teal Pool,  juvenile Cuckoo on West Marsh Pool and a "reflective" Grey Heron! A very pleasant morning with some great photo opportunities.
House Sparrow


Great Spotted Woodpecker

Juv Cuckoo

Todays Sightings:
Blackbird; Rook; Carrion Crow; Wood Pigeon; Magpie. Green Woodpecker; Cormorant; Wren; Blue Tit; Lesser Whitethroat; Treecreeper; Mallard; Greylag Goose; Canada Goose; Blackcap; Robin; Coot; Lapwing; Moorhen; Tufted Duck; Black Headed Gull; Teal; Shoveler; Kingfisher; Grey Heron; Green Sandpiper; Jay; Willow Warbler; Bullfinch; Reed Bunting; Long Tailed Tit; Water Rail; Pheasant; Chiffchaff; Whitethroat; Buzzard; Stock Dove; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Sedge Warbler; LBB Gull; Willow Tit; Snipe; Gadwall; Sparrowhawk; Chaffinch; Great Tit; Reed Warbler; Mute Swan; Starling; Swallow; Goldfinch; Greenfinch.


Marc Heath said...

Nice set of shots.

Mike Attwood said...

You are winding me up Kevin. Todays posts you have got pics. that I only dream about.

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers both. I think I was in the right place at the right time!