Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Diary Update #45

Several chores to do preparing the boat for our first outing of the year this weekend meant that I didn't arrive at Brandon Marsh until mid morning.

One of four Little Egret on River Pool
First a walk through New Hare Covert, which produced a Marsh Tit, thankfully calling and a Bank Vole,which I was watching scurrying too and forth before all hell broke loose! Several Great Tits, Chaffinch and heroic Robin were seeing off a marauding Jay and as if this wasn't enough racket two Mistle Thrush then appeared on the scene chasing a Magpie. Great fun to watch, but not if your being predated of course!!

Spotted Flycatcher - Horsetail Glade
Other highlights included a wonderful sight of four Little Egrets feeding on River Pool, a Hobby too while enjoying this. Followed by my first UK Spotted Flycatcher of the year in Horsetail Glade, best viewed from the 'Tip' area looking in.

Spotted Flycatcher