19th of May 2012.

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust – Brandon Marsh.

Species seen 61.

An afternoon visit in mixed weather conditions of mostly dull cloudy skies.

Reports of a Wood Sandpiper were the reason for today’s visit. Talking to some of the regular birders soon had me locating the bird from the Teal hide. It was great to see this Sandpiper as they have an RSPB amber status, with only four to eight nesting birds in Britain a year.

While in the hide there were also three Redshanks, two Shelducks and a female Mallard with ten chicks!

Other notables seen were a male and female Red Crested Pochard, Hobby, Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Sedge, Cetti’s, Willow and Reed Warblers, Cuckoo, Oystercatcher, Little Ring Plover, Ring Plover, Blackcap and Whitethroat.

While walking through Horsetail Glade a Peacock Butterfly and a Large Red Damselfly were also seen.

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