Monday, 11 April 2016

Brimstone and Small Tortoiseshell at Brandon Marsh....03/04/2016

It was good to have paid a visit to  Brandon Marsh N R on a sunny and pleasantly mild (ish) day! Surprisingly every hide bar one was devoid of people and this was mid morning, maybe the locals get their early doors when it is even quieter!!!

Highlight sightings included: G C grebe, Chiffchaff ( plus plenty heard around the reserve), Reed Bunting, Shoveler, Little Egret, Redshank, Pintail (m&f), Kestrel, Buzzard, G S Woodpecker, Oystercatcher, L R Plover, Linnet and not forgetting a Brimstone flitting past the hide I was in at the time and a Small Tortoiseshell spotted on Colt's-foot whilst walking the path to Swallow Pool.

A few images taken during the day.

How pleasing it is to now see some colour in the hedgerows and of course pretty blossom and fresh and ready to burst buds on trees!

This Canada Goose had settled below a hide side window and was unperturbed by the window opening and closing. Unusual to see one so close.

Great Crested Grebes are always a delight to see.

Even if they turn their backs on you they are still photogenic.

Proper posers!

Shelduck to me are a bit like Swans and look so graceful!
Teal practising their synchronised swimming act!

Not bad at all!

Little Egret enjoying the sunshine1

I enjoyed this view!

I also enjoyed listening to this Robin heartily singing!

Busy Sand Martins! Lovely to see them back to our shores.
Cormorant showing off it's White thigh spot!
That was my day at Brandon Marsh, I hope you have enjoyed the images as much as I did in taking them.


  1. Some lovely birds there! THe shelduck is a lovely, poised, capture

  2. A bit late but thank you Si!