Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Friday, 24 August 2012

Brandon Marsh - Kingfisher

Who can resist a Kingfisher? Especially when they are obligingly showing and fishing well!


Brandon Marsh - Reflections of Green Sandpiper and Grey Heron

An excellent morning at Brandon Marsh. Teal Pool held some very "reflective" Green Sandpipers and Grey Heron!

Green Sandpiper

Grey Heron

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.