Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday Update!

A look around the marina grounds for anything new before heading off to Brandon this morning had a single Raven over and the Pied Wagtail roost is now down to only a handful of birds, no surprises though!

Sunrise this morning from the window using the Canon SX50 'Vivid Colour' setting!
A brief post regarding this mornings visit to Brandon Marsh as I'm just about to set off on a cruise down to Braunston and an overnight stay.

One of last years - Common Whitethroat
Strangely Brandon was remarkably quiet away from the pools compared to that of late but did produce my first Common Whitethroat of the year, when one was showing well by the large oak tree near the River Pool path. A brief appearance of a Yellow Wagtail on Willow Island mid-morning and a single House Martin was located in with the now established Sand Martins. Also of note a large fall of Swallows overnight with 20/30 feeding over East Marsh Pool. An albeit brief look for Lesser-spotted Woodpecker in Horsetail Glade prior to heading off drew a blank.