Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Brandon Marsh and Cathiron Feeders

Sunrise over Newlands

The day showed promise, but, unfortunately after the sunrise, the cloud rolled in and light rain began to fall! I had decided to travel light with just bins and 400mm prime, my aim to increase my year list. I'm glad I didn't lug my 500mm around as the deteriorating light allowed only high ISO record shots!

Sunrise over Newlands

Little Egret in the rain



On leaving Brandon Marsh, I decided to have a look at the Cathiron Feeders. I had forgotten to put some seed in the car, but was interested to see that someone had filled the feeders with complete slices of bread and corned beef! Perhaps they expected the birds to make a sandwich! Luckily, there was enough seed around to attract the birds, but the light? Don't go there!

Marsh Tit

Coal Tit (with corned beef!)

Today's Sightings:

Brandon Marsh - Kestrel; Wood Pigeon; Magpie; Greylag Goose; Carrion Crow; Jackdaw; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Robin; Lesser Redpoll; Siskin; Cormorant; Dunnock; Black Headed Gull; LBB Gull; Green Woodpecker; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Shoveler; Gadwall; Little Egret; Canada Goose; Blackbird; Coot; Mute Swan; Wren; Water Rail; Pochard; Tufted Duck; Goldfinch; Teal; Lapwing; Moorhen; Sparrowhawk; Mallard; Long Tailed Tit; Bullfinch; Kingfisher; Jay; Common Gull; Pheasant; Stock Dove; Chaffinch; Goldcrest; Grey Heron; Buzzard.

Cathiron Feeders - Marsh Tit; Treecreeper; Nuthatch; Great Tit; Blue Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Robin; Blackbird; Buzzard; Coal Tit; Moorhen; Mallard.

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