|Brandon Top Reed Bed Sept 1974 Courtesy of Peter Berrill BMVCT|
A little bit of nostalgia and of course well before my time at Brandon but Jim Rushforth sent me the above photograph which dates back to September 1974. It shows the top reed bed and in the background you can see the farm in it's heyday. Amazing how things change, at this particular time Bearded Tits were a regular feature.
|A Brandon Ruff (From Earlier This Year)|
Also recorded today of note were Ringed-Plover and a quartet of Raptor's, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Hobby and Common Buzzard. On the smaller side another look at the family of Treecreeper near the Saga sign, where Goldcrest and Lesser Whitethroat were also heard.
To end on a disappointing note: the Brandon Team were disappointed to find that at least one photographer had decided to cut a hole in the phase 3 reed bed screen, probably to enable him/her to shove their lens through!!! You don't need to know my thoughts on these selfish planks!!