Saturday, March 19, 2016

Diary Entry #20
A real treat while on route to Brandon Marsh this morning as I drove through to Birdingbury along the back roads! A Red Kite was perched on the roadside hedge and took flight as I passed. The bird continued low over the fields before I finally lost sight, what a great start to the day.

One of two Redshank on Teal Pool this morning!
A trickle of arrivals at Brandon Marsh today, all Chiffchaff with three seen: (1) singing at Baldwin Hide, (1) singing at River Pool Hide and a third being noted along the Central Marsh Track. No real change on the pools from yesterdays report with all six Pintail remaining, fast asleep on the Islands on East Marsh Pool when I left at 11am. An early Dunlin on East Marsh Pool had left by the time I arrived and typically a report of Curlew after I left @pccashmore53

Three gorgeous looking Lesser Redpoll as I passed by Baldwin Hide, along with (6) Siskin in the alder and still Redwing to be found ground feeding, particularly in the flooded area of Horsetail Glade! Further small passages of Fieldfare and a walk around the perimeter of Farm Pool/Top Reedbed produced (2) Red-legged Partridge.