Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Brandon Tuesday

My usual Tuesday visit to Brandon Marsh produced no new overnight arrivals but after a gloomy start a gorgeous afternoon ensued. A Green Sandpiper and a couple of Little-ringed Plover arrived on East Marsh Pool late morning and other highlights included three Mallard ducklings to the rear of Goose Pool, plus a couple of Water Rail which were showing really well from the Carlton Hide.

In the warm sunshine a number of butterflies took to the wing and these included: Brimstone, Small TortoiseshellComma, Peacock and two years firsts with ♀Orange Tip and Green-vein White. At west marsh Kingfisher Pool had plenty of frogspawn and a ♂Great-crested Newt.