1st of May 2012.

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust – Brandon Marsh.

Species seen 25.

An early visit from 6.30am – 8.30am in dreadful weather with only one hide accessible due to flooding on all of the west side of the reserve, I recorded very few species. The rain was heavy but it didn’t deter the many Swallows, House and Sand Martins, as they were everywhere. The first Swifts of the year were also seen which was worth the visit. Not surprising there was no sight or sound from the two Cuckoos seen recently.

Looking to the islands there are quite a few nesting birds that are now well into the incubation periods which means their offspring will soon be out and about on the pools.
This Swallow was caught catching flies over the water.

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