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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Brandon Marsh - 20th August 2014

Kingfisher

The title of this post was going to be "Boring Brandon!" Arriving about 0630 it was so quiet with very little in the hedges or on the pools. To coin a phrase from Max Silverman, there was "nothing to point the camera at!". Things did however improve from mid-morning. Of note, Water Rail, three Common Terns, five Snipe on East Marsh, with one female Shoveler, and an Egyptian Goose dosing on the main island. Teal pool held Teal and two Green Sandpipers with West Marsh producing five Jays over, Nuthatch in the trees and after an hours wait, a Kingfisher. A list of sightings can be found at the end of this post.

Kingfisher




Green Sandpiper



Grey Heron





Willow Warbler




Red Fox






Tufted Duck



Mallard






Todays Sightings:

Magpie; Carrion Crow; Wood Pigeon; Jackdaw; Wren; Blackbird; Dunnock; Blue Tit; Water Rail; Black Headed Gull; Grey Heron; Common Tern; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Robin; Mute Swan; Lapwing; Coot; Moorhen; Mallard; Gadwall; Tufted Duck; Greylag Goose; Teal; Canada Goose; Shoveler; LBB Gull; Green Woodpecker; Snipe; Reed Warbler; Chiffchaff; Whitethroat; Nuthatch; Jay; Cormorant; Kingfisher; Green Sandpiper; Egyptian Goose; Starling; House Martin; Swallow; Great Tit; Greenfinch; Pheasant; Coal Tit; Swift; Willow Warbler.