My previous visit to Brandon Marsh was on the 1st May so a long overdue visit was made today! The sun shone warmly and brightly and thankfully not as hot and oppressive as yesterday! It was evident looking at the Goose pool and the pool viewed from the Carlton Hide that rain is desperately needed.
Highlight birds today were Gadwall, Teal, Lapwing, Common Snipe (13), Grey Heron, Cormorant, Starling (c200), Long-tailed Tits (15+), Sparrowhawk, Buzzard and a fleeting glance of a Hobby, which was nice! A Cetti's Warbler and a Nuthatch were heard only.
A Southern Hawker was whizzing around the Dipping Pond and flying quite close at times, a delight to see but a monkey to photograph! I did however manage a photo when I spotted one perched in a tree!
Speckled Wood and what I believe was a Red Admiral were the only butterflies seen today.
As is the norm it had been an extremely enjoyable day at Brandon Marsh today!
Whilst I type this post the temperature outside is 20c and it has started to rain, maybe I should send the rain to Coventry.lol!!
Image taken at the Entrance to the Reserve.
View from the Carlton Hide.
East Marsh Pool.
Starlings were plentiful and many of them were enjoying a bath.
Mute Swans taking a stroll.