Thursday, 11 November 2010

Brandon Marsh WWT....07/11/2010

Once again Brandon Marsh didn't fail to please!
A sunny but cool in the shade day today. On arrival in the car park a male Bullfinch was spotted feeding on the berries looking splendid in the sunshine.

Highlights today were a Goldeneye (f) on East Marsh Pool and a smart looking Water Rail put in a brief appearance in front of the East Marsh Hide. Viewed from the Carlton hide were Bullfinch (2x m + 1 f ) feeding on the berries along with Redwings and Blackbirds with just a Grey Heron seen on the water. A walk in the afternoon along the path around Swallow Pool was productive! Great views of 3 Goldcrests feeding close together on the brambles opposite New Hare Covert were a delight along with 3 Robins who seemed to be having a territory ding-dong. A perched Green Woodpecker was a joy to see through the scope as was a distant perched Buzzard. A flock of c25 Redpoll sp flew overhead and numerous Redwings were seen flying to the berry trees in the Covert and a couple of Siskins called as they also flew overhead.

The trees and vegetation along the walk were a feast for the eyes. A lovely season is late Autumn but give me summer!!


  1. You've taken some wonderful autumnal photographs in this post Pam,I love the colours and reflective shots but the Green Woodpecker is my favourite......a super shot of a lovely bird,well done!

  2. Thank you for your kind comments Ruth. It really was a perfect Autumn day in many respects.

    I was pleased with the Green Woodpecker as the bird was at a distance! I usually see them on the ground or on a telegraph pole so it was a nice change to see one on a twiggy branch, I took a few shots and was surprised at the result with my little!!