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Previously "Rugby Birder"

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Brandon Marsh - 18th June 2014


Redshank

Headed out to Brandon Marsh this morning, hoping that something interesting might be lurking in the area. As usual, I left disappointed, especially as I couldn't locate a "visually impaired warbler" !!! The day was very warm and humid but also very dull. Teal Pool held three Redshanks and a Green Sandpiper, a Kingfisher briefly visited Carlton Pool, a Sparrowhawk with prey set up the Lapwings on East Marsh Pool, where further Redshanks and four Oystercatchers were located. Two Shelduck  were almost hidden in the vegetation on the East Marsh islands that may have hidden small waders! Overall, 52 bird species so not bad!

Redshank




Green Sandpiper




Shelduck



Lesser Black Backed Gull




Bee Orchid


Common Spotted Orchid (?)



Todays Sightings:

Magpie; Wood Pigeon; Kestrel; Blue Tit; Carrion Crow; Grey Heron; Blackbird; Swift; House Martin; Hobby; Chiffchaff; Song Thrush; Wren; Canada Goose; Moorhen; Greylag Goose; Tufted Duck; Blackcap; Whitethroat; Jay; Robin; Linnet; Reed Bunting; Reed Warbler; Willow Warbler; Sedge Warbler; Mute Swan; Common Tern; Mallard; Sand Martin; Shelduck; Lapwing; Redshank; Coot; LBB Gull; Black Headed Gull; Oystercatcher; Cettis Warbler; Cuckoo; Gadwall; Stock Dove; Green Sandpiper; Goldfinch; Kingfisher; Pheasant; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Teal; Sparrowhawk; Green Woodpecker; Bullfinch; Buzzard; Swallow; Starling.

3 comments:

holdingmoments said...

Still a good visit Kevin.
I never worry about finding a rarity. If I see one, a bonus, but I enjoy all of what's there equally.

Kevin Groocock said...

It was Keith. I enjoy what I see and do my best to make my images interesting. I cannot justify distant journeys to see the rares but do get depressed when local birders go but never offer a shared cost lift!

Kevin Groocock said...

It was Keith. I enjoy what I see and do my best to make my images interesting. I cannot justify distant journeys to see the rares but do get depressed when local birders go but never offer a shared cost lift!