|Hobby On Newlands|
With the water now down to a decent level on the pools at Brandon Marsh there's now plenty of mud showing around the islands and on Teal Pool offering perfect wader conditions. On the 16th of this month the Conservation Team will also begin to clear the excess vegetation on the East Marsh Pool islands and Wigeon Bank. Due to the amazing growth rate this year the work is likely to take place over three consecutive Thursdays after which the viewing will be vastly improved.
During last Thursday's work party a juvenile Cuckoo was seen near the golf course by Martin Durkin, the best I could manage was hearing the bird deep within the vegetation before returning to my strimming duties.
Today was an excellent day for waders with 4 Green Sandpipers on Teal Pool, a Common Sandpiper still on East Marsh Pool and after missing two early morning Black-tailed Godwits, which nobody bothered to tell me about, I was delighted when six flew in mid-morning!
|Wagtail's Under Attack!|
Finally, on the home front a Sparrowhawk was having a real go at the Pied Wagtail roost on Friday evening here at the marina, luckily for the Wagtails he left empty handed!