8th of May 2012

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust – Brandon Marsh.

Species seen 58.

An evening visit in glorious sunshine soon turned out a few great year ticks.

Notables seen were, Male & Female Red Crested Pochard, Nightingale (at last)! Hobby (first of the year) Sedge, Cetti’s and Reed Warbler, Cuckoo, Barn Owl, Shelduck, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Oystercatcher, Redshank, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Common Tern and Linnet.

Cue the Jaws music?
There was also three Mute Swans on East Marsh Pool, the biggest saw off the two younger birds and in the process chased them over the pool and unfortunately over the nest sites of Lapwings and Canada Geese. To their credit, the Lapwings tried in vain to peck at the Mute Swans to steer them away from their nests! The older and larger Swan eventually had the pool to itself. The two Swans were later seen from Carlton hide enjoying some peace and quiet.


Ragged Robin said...

Glad you finally managed to get to see the nightingale Steve.

I really must try and get to Brandon Marsh soon although I expect by that time the nightingale will be long gone!

Central Birder said...

Yes really pleased to have seen it at last!

Hope you get to go soon too?