Sunday, April 21, 2013

Hit & Miss

Common Whitethroat - Another Spring Arrival
As one of the best weeks I can remember for some considerable time locally draws to a close I can reflect on a mixture of hits and misses as far as my personal sightings go. Although I'd love to you simply can't be everywhere at once, proved twice again over this weekend at Brandon Marsh, dipping on a ♀Marsh Harrier Saturday morning (wrong side of the reserve) and shortly after leaving early today to attend a christening, missing out on a Grasshopper Warbler captured by the ringing team!

Sedge Warbler - In The Morning Sun on Brandon Top Reedbed
Having said that I still managed some excellent species over the last week, which includes my first Reed Warblers of the year yesterday morning and a day flying Barn Owl over Newlands. Today my first Lesser Whitethroat and Common Tern of 2013, plus three more stunning Yellow Wagtail on East Marsh Pool just prior to leaving.

Another Yellow Wagtail - Wigram's Turn Marina

Finally, It seems that this spring Yellow Wagtails have been at every site I've visited and so to the end this brilliant week it was fitting that a brief walk around the marina grounds this evening found this guy on the top meadow!