Monday, March 16, 2020

Springlike Brandon Marsh

☀️⛅️13C ~ Wind ⇐ SW@6mph Monday 16th March 2020 ~It's amazing what a little springlike sunshine can do! Although there were no new arrivals at Brandon Marsh today there were many raptors enjoying the clear skies with double-figure Buzzards, two Sparrowhawks and the local Kestrel pair. Even the Ravens got in on the act mid-morning with five birds seen circling overhead East Marsh.

On East Marsh Pool: (2) Redshank, (4) Oystercatcher, (4) Shelduck (with a further (4) overhead but not dropping in), (1) Great Crested Grebe & Kingfisher flyby.

One of three Brimstones today
Also of note a few more Sand Martins passing through and a couple of singing Chiffchaffs. The first butterflies of the year too with PeacockSmall Tortoiseshell and three Brimstone.

Peacock butterfly enjoying the warmth

Cetti's Warbler in the rain from Sunday mornings visit.

A Robin just getting on with things (Sunday)

A Wren having a quick look around before heading back to the undergrowth

Long-tailed Tit in action