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 anyday.lol!!